Without a doubt, the greatest theologian in the first thousand years of the church was Augustine of Hippo (354–430). His voluminous theological, exegetical, and devotional writings have had a lasting impact and continue to be studied to this day. One of Augustine’s greatest works is The City of God, written to defend the Christian faith from its pagan attackers as the Roman Empire was collapsing. It is one of the most influential books ever written. The City of God is available in a number of English translations, but one of the clearest and most readable is the translation by …
An excerpt from a sermon on James 2:19 by Jonathan Edwards. The sermon, entitled “True Grace Distinguished From the Experience Of Devils,” is dated September 28, 1752. It was first preached before the Synod of New York, convened at Newark, New Jersey.