I did not view this for the reason in red.  I assume it is the medieval historian.
But what have his credentials to do with the way he describes liberalism?  Or the notion of a "free gift"?  Everyone who writes many books has credentials by definition; do you consider that makes them all above question?

>>> Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>06/14/09 5:09 PM >>>
And this just by way of Cantor's credentials -- not that anyone is doubting them:
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--- On Sun, 6/14/09, Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

From: Nancy Gish <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Re: OT - St Augustine
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Sunday, June 14, 2009, 12:52 PM

Unfortunately that is an extremely simplistic definition of liberalism, which is not so silly as to assume so overarching a claim. 
And when did "gift" become "free gift," as if one ever paid for a gift?
>>> Chokh Raj 06/14/09 10:29 AM >>>
Indeed, a superficial view, a half truth..
I found it illuminating to read a few pages beginning with the paragraph "Perhaps the most important message in Augustine's philosophy was his view of human nature..." (p.75)

--- On Sun, 6/14/09, Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

A pretty constricted anal orifice view of Augustine, if you ask me.
On Jun 11, 2009, CR Mittal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Word of the Day for Thursday, June 11, 2009 at Dictionary.com
redivivus \red-uh-VY-vuhs; -VEE-\, adjective:
Living again; brought back to life; revived; restored.
Augustine redivivus, R. contends, would find in the history of the present
century confirmation of his pessimistic views of human nature. 
  -- Roland J. Teske, "Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized",
     Theological Studies, June 1, 1995
a thought vis-a-vis tse