St. Augustine on Three Aspects of Creation
by Kenneth Samples
Science-minded people today may find it surprising to learn that a person who lived 1,600 years ago offers sensible insights on creation, but such is the case with Augustine of Hippo (354–430). St. Augustine is arguably the most influential Christian thinker outside the biblical authors. According to historical theologians he has influenced Protestant theology nearly as much as Catholic theology in his overall prodigious imprint on Western Christendom.
Augustine had much to say about the Christian doctrine of creation in his many writings. Here are three specific areas of thought…