As the Roman empire crumbled, Saint Augustine, once a pagan without the direction, now a devoted Christian and the bishop of Hippo, pens his apology for Christianity as war and suffering rage around him. The result, one of the most distinguished and influential Christian books ever written, The City of God. It is a massive tome, which sets the tone for Roman Catholic theology even to this day. So, to study The City of God is to gain insight into some foundational thinking around Christian doctrine. For 2,000 years, it seems understanding the context of a community is critical to understanding how a local church lives into and carries out God’s divine plan for a time and a place. What Augustine says about the Kingdom of God is very relevant to us at Epiphany.


This 400-level book study with Doyt Conn will meet most Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30 pm from September to June. Class attendance is important, as this course finds its depth and value in the discussions themselves, and each participant will be asked to serve as the class facilitator from time to time.


For more questions, or to sign up, contact Diane Carlisle at