Author Interview: Charles Mathewes on The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times

Posted on December 29, 2015 by PLT Staff

Interview conducted by Project on Lived Theology staff with Charles Mathewes about his book, The Republic of GraceMathewes explains how he came to write the book and his choice of style and organization. The Republic of Grace suggests that while we are worrying about the world’s fragile state and what we can do to fix it, there are powerfully illuminating historical resources at our disposal that will change our perspective.

Excerpt: “Working to improve the political culture is one important task, but such aims are never more than interim aims for Augustinians; the ultimate this-worldly aim is the gracious cultivation of persons so as to turn them into what they were created to become: citizens of the true polity, the Kingdom of God, and the republic of grace.”

  • Interview Information
  • Interviewee: Charles Mathewes
  • Interviewer: PLT staff
  • Date of Interview: 2012
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