Augustine, Calvin, and Predestination

Slamming St. Augustine often seems to be a kind of leisure sport among some Orthodox, despite its lack of historical pedigree.  We hear much about Augustine’s negative views on sexuality, his horrible views on sin and damnation, his tragic acceptance of the Filioque, and his erroneous views on predestination. He is sometimes made the whipping boy for everything that went wrong in the west (from an Orthodox perspective) so that one might…