The Body between Creation, Fall, Death, and Resurrection
The Human Being and Corporal Life in the View of St. Augustine
Those who wish to learn something about the human body find remarkable information on it in the First Book of Moses. They can draw their conclusions from this, as innumerable generations before them have done with varying results. Yet they will probably be unable to escape the realization that the impressiveness of the anthropology of the body formulated there is hardly exceeded by any other myth of the creation of man.
After God had created the entire world out of nothingness within six days, had ordered it according to light and darkness, land and sea, and had adorned it with plants, animals and stars on the ...