AUGUSTINE ON LOVE AND SEX
Published July 1999
St Augustine is widely known in Church History as a great theologian and scholar whose insight and knowledge of the Scriptures remain to this day as dogmas and doctrines of the Roman Catholic as well as the Protestant churches. He was one of the 3 most powerful writers of the Church in the 4th and 5th centuries, besides Ambrose and Jerome. His influence on the Church and in the world cannot be understated. They include such philosophers as Immanuel Kant and Blaise Pascal. His ideas appeared in the teachings of John Calvin, Martin Luther, and other Protestant reformers. This belief forms part of the predestination or election doctrine. His books, Confessions of St Augustine and The City of God are among the world's greatest writings studied by great and small, popes and laity. He conceptualized words like "Trinity" to explain God and his teaching dictates church sacraments. Yet his understanding on love and sex was nothing but pagan, twisted and corrupted.