Influence of Augustine of Hippo on the Orthodox Church

Author: Azkoul, Michael
Year:1991
Pages:312
ISBN:0-88946-733-1
978-0-88946-733-0
Price:249.95
Shows that Augustine created a "Greek-Christian synthesis" based on Neo-Platonism, which removes him from the Orthodox mind and the Patristic tradition. Argues that the theology of Augustine is not the apex of the Patristic tradition, but the beginning of a new one, and is incompatible with the theology of the Orthodox Church, with the difference between the two accounting in part for the separation of Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism.