On Christian Doctrine


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De doctrina Christiana, On Christian Doctrine, is a famous treatise by Augustine of Hippo, consisting of four books that describe how to interpret and teach the Scriptures. The first three books, published in 397, set three tasks for Christian teachers and preachers: to discover the truth in the contents of the Scriptures, to teach the truth from the Scriptures, and to defend scriptural truth when it was attacked. It is believed that the last part of book three and the totality of book four were added much later, in 426. The fourth book is especially quoted for being the first treatment of the relation between Christianity and Ancient Rhetoric. Summary by Leni. (7 hr 12 min)

Chapters

Preface 12:44 Read by Phil Chenevert
Book I, Chapters 1 to 9 15:45 Read by George Allen
Book I, Chapters 10 to 22 12:16 Read by Rachael Pinto
Book I, Chapters 23 to 29 13:26
Book I, Chapters 30 to 40 19:14 Read by George Allen
Book II, Chapters 1 to 7 19:00 Read by Josip B.
Book II, Chapters 8 to 13 20:15 Read by Josip B.
Book II, Chapters 14 to 18 18:43 Read by Josip B.
Book II, Chapters 19 to 24 17:17 Read by Josip B.
Book II, Chapters 25 to 31 18:00 Read by SlowCyclist1
Book II, Chapters 32 to 42 26:55 Read by Josip B.
Book III, Chapters 1 to 5 18:14 Read by Josip B.
Book III, Chapters 6 to 11 15:30 Read by Josip B.
Book III, Chapters 12 to 19 17:40 Read by Josip B.
Book III, Chapters 20 to 28 14:50 Read by KevinS
Book III, Chapters 29 to 33 14:43 Read by deanerickson
Book III, Chapters 34 to 37 25:18 Read by KevinS
Book IV, Chapters 1 to 5 17:35 Read by KevinS
Book IV, Chapters 6 to 7 22:28
Book IV, Chapters 8 to 12 12:23 Read by Craig Uselman
Book IV, Chapters 13 to 18 17:07 Read by Craig Uselman
Book IV, Chapters 19 to 20 19:58 Read by KevinS
Book IV, Chapter 21 17:05 Read by KevinS
Book IV, Chapters 22 to 26 14:53 Read by Josip B.
Book IV, Chapters 27 to 31 10:54 Read by Brian James