This book provides a framework for Augustine's understanding of will, an aspect of his thought that has proven to be both essential and inscrutable. Han-luen Kantzer Komline demonstrates that Augustine's view is "theologically differentiated," comprising four distinct types of human will, which correspond to four different theological scenarios. This account of the Augustinian will gives a comprehensive picture of the development and mature shape of Augustine's thinking on this vital yet perennially puzzling topic.
Were humans mortal before the fall?
When we think of Augustine, we tend to think of his emphasis on divine grace, or his high doctrine of the church, or his penetrating insights into the Trinity. But in many ways, the doctrine of creation was at the core of who Augustine was, both as a theologian and as a Christian.