He's a brilliant thinker, and very deep. I know he has his issues with his Sophiology, but otherwise, I would have never found anyone better to write about St. John the Forerunner than he.
Have you read the Homilies of St. Gregory Palamas?
His sermon on St. John the Forerunner is brilliant.
In fact, all his sermons are awesome!
Thank you for the suggestion. I'll take a look into it
Now about how Fr. Sergius engages the thought of St. Augustine. That would be something to look out for.
Not really. I did study St. Augustine in college, but as some posters here have already mentioned (in other threads), Augustine's passions and thinking were tarnished due to his immoral background as a youth. Yes, during his time, baptism was delayed so that a youth could sin and then be cleansed with the waters of Baptism with the hope that an adult would keep their baptismal robes spotless. However, that thinking backfired, as youth without the Grace of God develop bad habits and their godless passions cannot be healed overnight with a triple immersion. Thus, the practice of withholding baptism until adulthood was discontinued. Unfortunately, Baptist Protestants still do not get the point.
Reading the two biographies of St. Seraphim of Sarov has been so much more profitable than reading some of the works of St. Augustine.
The only phrase of St. Augustine that stays with me is: Our hearts are restless, until they rest in Thee.