Archive E.J. Hutchinson Early Church Fathers Nota Bene

On the Spirit Proper to Theological Inquiry

Augustine, that is, on the  spirit proper to theological inquiry, from Book 1 of De Trinitate:

Accordingly I have undertaken the task, by the bidding and help of the Lord my God, not so much of discoursing with authority respecting things I know already, as of learning those things by piously discoursing on them. (On the Trinity 1.5.8)

By E.J. Hutchinson

E.J. Hutchinson is Assistant Professor of Classics at Hillsdale College.