Augustine, Scholarship, Ministry
Augustine is frequently recognized as one of the greatest Christian theologians in all of church history. His influence extends to both Protestant and Catholic circles, and his numerous theological works are still referenced by today's students of theology. The context of his theological writings are often overlooked. While he did, on occasion, seek to write weighty and intricate theological works, his primary focus was upon better equipping himself to minister to the believers he served as the bishop of Hippo. This is clearly evidenced in his sermons and his letters, which provide an important window into his historical context.
Thornhill, Anthony C.
"Scholarship and Ministry in the Life and Thought of Augustine,"
2, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/eleu/vol1/iss2/4