Augustine & 20th Century Cosmology
Ever wonder why everyone is talking about "post-modernism"? It's because
modernism is the name of the 20th century philosophy that was squarely based
on the victories of 19th century materialism. But Augustine in 400AD proved
why materialism was DOA (dead on arrival), and the 20th century proved him
right in every detail! This has been most disconcerting to the scientific
establishment, and so they have done their best to diminish or ignore the
consequences of their own handiwork. The word is leaking out though, and thus
the emphasis today on "post-modernism", which might be better named,
"post-materialism". Where does that leave science? Good question. Maybe we
all should take a look at Augustine.
This CD contains the lecture on Augustine that I first taught in a
Religion & Science course at the University of Alabama in Huntsville,
and later taught at Wheaton College. It changed my entire outlook on
theology and science, and taught me that I have still much to learn about
the early church fathers. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have had
in teaching it.
- yours truly,
CD, Duplication, handling and shipping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5
- Text of Augustine Lecture if you would like to
have something to read as you follow along in the lecture. Of course, the
lecture doesn't read directly from the text, but it will give you the gist of
where I am going.
- Powerpoint Presentation of lecture some slides
distilled from the paper above, used at the Wheaton College Cosmology conference
in 2003. Again, even less material than the text, but you
may want to use them as the basis of your own talk on this material.
It may require Microsoft Powerpoint 2000 (or later) for proper display.
- RealMedia (small) version of 3 hour lecture.
It is only a postage stamp size, so the graphics isn't great. But if you want
to load something onto a hard disk, or mail it over the network, this is as
small as it gets. The audio is clear, however, and really is 2 hours 50 minutes
of talking! It requires a "Real" player, for which I have included the
Windows setup file for RealPlayer10 on this disk. (Real Player wants to be
on the net and download music and advertising etc., but just turn all that extraneous stuff off
and enjoy the lecture.)
- RealMedia (Large) version of 3 hour lecture.
This is a lot bigger than postage stamp size, and takes up most of the CD. It's
the same lecture, but with better sound and bigger video. Again, use the RealPlayer10 software to watch.
RealPlayer10.exe setup program for Windows.
This is the free download from
as of March 28, 2004, that will install RealPlayer10 on your Windows box.
There is also a Macintosh and Linux version that you can download from their
website as well.
NEW! DVD of "Augustine & 20th Century Cosmology" lecture.
(Contains only the lecture in high resolution format. Text files are on the CD.)
DVD, Duplication, handling and shipping. . . . . . . . . . . $6