Special Report Augustine’s Legacy Augustine's influence on the Christian church and on Western society in general is well recognized by scholars and theologians. But in retrospect, his philosophies may not have shed much light. Spring 2003 Augustine: A Giant Out of His Time Peter Nathan Aspects of Augustine’s copious written works are foundational to both Roman Catholic and Protestant theology. Spring 2003 Augustine’s Poisoned Chalice Peter Nathan Can the mixing of pagan philosophy with biblical teachings result in anything but a lethal potion? Summer 2003 Shadows of Augustine Peter Nathan Augustine’s influence on the Christian church and on Western society in general is well recognized by scholars and theologians. But in retrospect, his philosophies may not have shed much light. Summer 2013 Is God a Trinity? Peter Nathan Jeannette B. Anderson It may be mainstream Christianity’s most important dogma, but where does trinitarianism come from, and what does the Bible have to say about it? Philosophical Faith Faith became an enduring element of Augustine’s contribution to theology. But how does faith accord with reason? The Original View of Original Sin Augustine’s writings on original sin are often seen as a reaction to his own perceived youthful sexual excesses. In reality, his views are rooted in philosophy. Winter 2011 Hell: Origins of an Idea Richard Burky Jeannette B. Anderson Belief in everlasting punishment in a blazing inferno is almost as old as humanity itself. But is it based on the Bible’s teachings? What is hell? Winter 2013 On the Immortality of the Soul Stephen Elliott Most religious faiths teach that as humans we possess an immortal soul. Where did that idea come from? Is it biblical?