Good News About Evil

Evils are so thoroughly overcome by good, that though they are permitted to exist, yet good can exist without evil, but evil cannot exist without good, because the natures in which evil exists, in so far as they are natures, are good.

And evil is removed, not by removing any nature, or part of a nature, which had been introduced by the evil, but by healing and correcting that which had been vitiated and depraved.

~ St. Augustine of Hippo

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3 thoughts on “Good News About Evil

  1. I am reading a wonderful study of St. Augustine’s City of God. Decades ago this ancient book helped to bring me back to the faith of my youth. Revisiting Augustine’s incredible explications of the wisdom underlying our salvation has been an invigorating experience!


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