From the depths of a Roman prison, words of encouragement and instruction from the great Apostle Paul were sent in a series of letters to communities throughout the Roman Empire. St. Paul may have been fettered and shackled to a series of Roman guards, but the Word he preached remained unfettered and free. This volume contains commentaries on the epistles that St. Paul wrote while in prison to the Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians and Philemon.
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“Such an experience seems to me to belong to the soul which loves what is beautiful. Hope always draws the soul from the beauty which is seen to what is beyond, always kindles the desire for the hidden through what is constantly perceived… And the bold request which goes up the mountains of desire asks [...]
This is a scholarly translation of Enarrationes in Psalmos, St. Augustine’s lengthiest and possibly his most important exegetical work. The first volume covers Augustine’s notes and commentaries on Psalms 1 through 29, the second volume covers psalms 30-37. Augustine’s theme is the Church, less as on external institution than as the very locus and center [...]