A Word

that demands attention.   J. Kevin Coyle used it in his
AUGUSTINE AND APOCALYPTIC:
THOUGHTS ON THE FALL OF ROME,
THE BOOK OF REVELATION,
AND THE END OF THE WORLD
“It is in this context that for the first time and only time Augustine pays sustained attention to the Book of Revelation (or Apocalypse), conspicuous by its absence from the previous stages we have viewed.”  He goes on to say “this is not the place to try to fill the gap”.

I guess that is my job.  To fill the gap I will point out that Augustine had words with Jerome about not needing another translation of the bible.  Jerome finished the Vulgate at least twenty years before Augustine wrote chapter 7, where he addresses the Apocoalypse, in Book XX of City of God.

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