Philosophy vs Theology... Augustine did not see these two disciplines as antagonistic to one another. In fact, without both, perhaps Augustine would not have been able to complete all of the accomplishments he achieved within his career as a writer, philosopher, and theologian.
For this posting, please read the following passage. Your comment should be about whether you side with Tertullian or Augustine- and, why???
Tertullian is the church father who more than any other has been taken to epitomize the anti-intellectualism of the early Church. Tertullian wrote:
"For philosophy is the material of the world’s wisdom, the rash interpreter of the nature and dispensation of God. Indeed heresies are themselves instigated by philosophy… What indeed has Athens to do with Jerusalem? What has the Academy to do with the Church? What have heretics to do with Christians? Our instruction comes from the porch of Solomon, who had himself taught that the Lord should be sought in simplicity of heart. Away with all attempts to produce a Stoic, Platonic, and dialectic Christianity! We want no curious disputation after possessing Christ Jesus, no inquisition after receiving the gospel! When we believe, we desire no further belief. For this is our first article of faith, that there is nothing which we ought to believe besides."Read more: Tertullian of Carthage, Early Church Father http://phoenicia.org/tertullian2.html#ixzz2DcwtjIqk