Talk:Augustine of Hippo

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We also have an article on St. Patrick. Notice the period after St. Which method should we stick with? Personally, I'd say with period. ThunderkatzHo! 10:26, 9 June 2008 (EDT)

I prefer without, as you can see. I save them up, and then use them in ellipses... Wazza (Not Wazzock, Wazza)Approach the Presence 10:43, 9 June 2008 (EDT)


I see that the description of St Augustine as an "Christian apologist" has been changed to "Christian philosopher" with the edit comment: By the standards of his time, St. Augustine was a brilliant philosopher working with what was considered the best material available at a time. Do not retroactively tar him as an "apologist". Perhaps the author and I have differing opinions about what the phrase means, but if St Augustine was not a Christian Apologist then I think we should explain clearly why this description does not fit him.--Bobbing up 18:38, 22 October 2008 (EDT)

I think someone sees a pejorative in the term apologist, which in philosophy is a perfectly neutral word. Plato is also an "apologist" (for Socrates, if nothing else). Aquinas is an apologist. Nothing wrong with that. Researcher 13:13, 16 November 2009 (UTC)