Fathers of the Church

Letter LXXX

Description

Here Augustine asks St. Paulinus of Nola to explain more fully how we may know what is the will of God and rule of our duty in the ordinary course of providence. It was omitted from the printed edition as merely propounding a question, and containing nothing especially noticeable.

Provenance

The extant correspondence of St. Augustine includes more than 270 letters, including well over 200 written by him. Those numbered 31-123 span the period from his episcopal ordination until the conference between Catholic and Donatist bishops held in 411.

by Augustine of Hippo in 404 | translated by J. G. Cunningham

Taken from "The Early Church Fathers and Other Works" originally published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. in English in Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning in 1867. (NPNF I/I, Schaff). The digital version is by The Electronic Bible Society, P.O. Box 701356, Dallas, TX 75370, 214-407-WORD.