By Jeff Nicoll,Kortright Davis
"As a Jew and a scholar of global religions, i locate Jeff Nicoll's book, Augustine's Problem, both informative and engaging. right here we've got the origins of the worldview of the religion which remains to be the world's dominant faith, but reveals itself this present day at a crossroads in a notably altering international, fairly in regard to the query of the right kind definition of human sexuality."
--Mordecai Schreiber, author, Why humans Pray: The common strength of Prayer
"Nicoll's analyzing of Augustine is daring, extensive, and deep. evidently there's not often a big paintings on Augustine Nicoll has now not learn. but, via bankruptcy five of Nicoll's paintings, i started to consider I had by no means learn Augustine. How had I no longer visible what was once correct in entrance of my eyes? Nicoll the physicist does for Augustine what Erikson the psychologist did for Luther."
--Ronald E. Hopson, Psychologist
Jeff Nicoll obtained his doctorate in theoretical physics from MIT and has released papers in physics and cosmology. this can be his first paintings within the components of church heritage and theology.
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Augustine’s Problem: Impotence and Grace by Jeff Nicoll,Kortright Davis