Religion: Answers to a Challenge

Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, saw the Roman Empire falling about him. A few months after he died (430 A.D.), the invading Vandals took Hippo, then a major North African strongpoint. In the ages that followed, the great cities of man crumbled, but their citizens found a spiritual home in Saint Augustine's City of God. To this day, Christian churches of all denominations draw upon the theological system that Augustine tirelessly nailed down before the storm broke. Yet the 20th century is haunted by a question: Is Christian civilization going the way of the...

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