Pope John Paul II on Augustine
In an official statement issued in 1986, on the 1,600th anniversary of Augustine's conversion to Christ, Pope John Paul II spoke about the influence of this 5th-century great, parts of whose legacy are still claimed today by millions of Catholics and Protestants alike.
Reborn in Order to Renew
The Pietists' emphasis on the new birth and biblical authority had startling implications as to how one treated orphans, the lower classes and one's opponents. Orthodoxy was not enough. A changed life was required.