Augustine on Epistemology and Knowledge

“It is no small part of knowledge to join thyself to Him who is knowledge. He hath the eyes of knowledge; have thou the eyes of a believing mind. That which God sees, be thou ready to believe. Not only does all knowledge lead to Him, but one must believe first then you will understand. Knowledge is not for the sake of knowing in itself, but for the sake of loving. Loving Him who is Knowledge itself is a far greater good than loving that which passes away.” 

Excerpt from “St. Augustine’s Epistemology: Divine Illumination” by Clifton Lefort

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