PETER AKO POKORNÝ PASTIER V UČENÍ SV. AUGUSTÍNA
Peter as a humble shepherd in the teaching of Saint Augustine
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The importance of Peter’s position among the apostles started to be increasingly recognized in church tradition in the Middle Ages through a focus on the primacy and authority of Peter and his followers. In the writings of Augustine we find some reflections on primacy, but they are not the major part of his thoughts about Peter. In this article attention is paid on selected writings and sermons where the bishop of Hippo presents Peter as the one to deny Christ at first and to be entrusted with the guidance of the church at last. Peter thus becomes the example of a shepherd. Shepherds in turn become images of Peter as an example for the church and individual Christians. Augustine’s thought originates in the writings of Ambrose, Hilarius, and Optatus, and this is also underlined in this contribution.
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