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Ambrose and Augustine on Christian Holiness

Apr 17, 2021
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David Vincent Meconi, S.J.St. Louis University

Free and open to the public. This event was held online through Zoom and live-streamed to YouTube. This event was co-presented with the Bollandist Society

While Saints Ambrose and Augustine never define Christian holiness, this was the pursuit that fueled all of their writings, all of their sermons, and directed their everyday lives. By examining the writings of these two pillars of the Western Church, today's talk seeks to show how Ambrose and Augustine understood holiness and what that might mean for our lives today.

David Vincent Meconi, S.J., D.Phil. (Oxon.) is Associate Professor of Historical Theology as well as the Director of the Catholic Studies Centre at Saint Louis University; he is also the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. Among his publications are The One Christ: St. Augustine‚Äôs Theology of Deification (Catholic University of America Press, 2013), The Enemy Within: Augustine on Sin and Self-Sabotage (Bloomsbury Press, 2016), and most recently, Augustine On Self-Harm, Narcissism, Atonement and the Vulnerable Christ (Bloomsbury Press, 2020). In 2021, Fr. Meconi's Christ Unfurled: The First 500 Years of Jesus's Life (TAN Books) and The Ongoing Incarnation: A Spirituality of the Mystical Body (Emmaus Academic) will be published. Fr. Meconi is a former Fellow of the Augustinian Institute at Villanova University.