Friday, January 15, 2010
CRI article on Saint Augustine
I have written or mentioned quite a lot on Augustine and his Platonist influence that I believe influenced Calvin and scores of others into a "soft Gnosticism". Now I am not saying Augustine is not worthy to be read, on the contrary I believe him to have added some great thoughts to the historical Christian dialogue that continues even today.
Yet, many who push Augustine miss he was a Christian Mystic and influence many, including St. John of the Cross. Not only this but that Augustine was heavily influenced by Plato which could have gave a Gnostic twist to the Gospel.
Here is an article by Gordon R. Lewis at Christian Research Institute, (not to be confused with those whack job wannabees) which goes deeper into these ideas.