Jonathan, in his kindness, furnished the following link: http://www.stmaryscopticorthodox.ca/content/articles/fathers/1007.pdf
This thread is to discuss the article, which I read with my mouth open, and not because of a stuffed up nose (which I don't have, thank you for asking). I would like someone to rise to Augustine's defense. I tend to think the author was too kind to Augustine in discussing some of his works. The same assertions regarding lust, for example, are present in his writings on virginity, the good of marriage, and widowhood. He gets an "F" on his understanding of marriage in my book. This tears a huge hole in any possible acceptance of Catholicism for me, one reason I am looking at Orthodoxy.
Why didn't A. know about the Councils of Nicea and Constantinople, or about the writings on the Holy Spirit? He did read some Greek, and there were people running around translating things. That he didn't bother looking into the eastern works on the Trinity, when spending most of his life working on that work, is worse than embarrassing.