A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church: St. Augustin: The writings against the Manichæans, and against the Donatists

Philip Schaff
Christian literature Company, 1887

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Harmony of the Old and New Testaments
Appeal to the Manichæans calling on them to repent
Description of the duties of temperance according to the sacred Scriptures
We are required to despise all sensible things and to love God alone
Fortitude comes from the love of God
Of justice and prudence
Love of ourselves and of our neighbor
On doing good to the soul of our neighbor Two parts of discipline restraint and in struction Through good conduct we arrive at the knowledge of th...
Of the authority of the Scriptures
The Church apostrophized as teacher of all wisdom Doctrine of the Catholic Church
The life of the Anachoretes and Cænobites set against the continence of the Manichæans
Praise of the clergy
The Church is not to be blamed for the conduct of bad Christians worshippers of tombs and pictures
Marriage and property allowed to be baptized by the apostles
The supreme good is that which is possessed of supreme existence
If evil is defined as that which is hurtful this implies another refutation of the Manichæans
If evil is defined to be corruption this completely refutes the Manichæan heresy
Evil is not a substance but a disagreement hostile to substance
The Manichæan fictions about things good and evil are not consistent with themselves
Three moral symbols devised by the Manichæans for no good
The value of the symbol of the mouth among the Manichæans who are found guilty of blaspheming God
Manichæan subterfuge
Three good reasons for abstaining from certain kinds of food
Why the Manichæans prohibit the use of flesh
Description of the symbol of the hands among the Manichæans
Of the symbol of the breast and of the shameful mysteries of the Manichæans
Crimes of the Manichæans

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Page 531 - Moses' seat : all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do ; but do not ye after their works : for they say, and do not.
Page 560 - Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down ; for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee : and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Page 526 - Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city...
Page 133 - And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
Page 552 - He said unto them. Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost.
Page 78 - But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God : and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.
Page 578 - Let us break their bands asunder, And cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh : The Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, And vex them in his sore displeasure.
Page 309 - And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people ; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
Page 426 - But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter, before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of the Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
Page 542 - Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.

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