adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT
adbl_ms_membershipImage_includedwith_altText_B076FLV3HT

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $24.95

Buy for $24.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

This book was written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430) to discuss the Trinity in relation to God the Word (logos). Even though it is not as well known as some of his other writings, it is considered by many to be his masterpiece and of more doctrinal importance than either the Confessions or the City of God.

St. Augustine is considered a saint in the Catholic Churches, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion. He is ranked among the doctors of the Church in the Roman Catholic Church. Many Protestants, especially Calvinists and Lutherans, esteem him as one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation on account of his teachings on salvation and divine grace.

Public Domain (P)2020 Patristic Publishing

What listeners say about On the Trinity

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    11
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    17
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Well done, but not the full book

The reader does an admirable job reading. Just be aware that only the first nine of Augustine’s fifteen book treatise is contained here.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A classic well narrated

I had long wanted to sit and read St Augustine's classic work on the Trinity. This is a major work with incredible significance, not just for the Catholic Church, but in the context of a dispute that has raged for millennia now over the nature of Christ. And this is definitely a must-read work to better understand the arguments that many have presented, at least in terms of Augustine's response to those arguments, and he is quite clear in his rejection of certain of those arguments. The very length and complexity of Augustine's work made me suspect that I really would have to see the text before me, that an audiobook would either not do the treatise justice or not allow space and time for the listener to follow Augustine's arguments and comprehend his words. But the narrator, Kevin Spalding, did a fine job of guiding the listener along. His skill at narrating is most clearly highlighted by his refined intonation, which guides the listener through otherwise exceedingly long and complicated sentences and paragraphs. I felt Spalding's narration was indeed enough for me to follow and appreciate Augustine's amazing treatise.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • PJ
  • 02-22-21

Greatest theological mind ... read by a parrot

It grieves me to say that the narrator totally destroyed my ability to enjoy this wonderful tome. I can follow dense audiobooks (such as Thomas' Summa) without too much difficulty provided the narration is at least average. Unfortunately, Kevin F. Spalding's reading did not come up to the tolerable minimum. In fact, I've heard Blue Macaws with a greater range of intonation and more human-like voice inflection. Listening to his highly predictable sing-song rendition is the audio equivalent of a children's rollercoaster.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Difficult to perform. Spoke clearly.

Difficult to perform. Spoke clearly. Not enough variety to distinguish chapters. Fifteen words. Fifteen words.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-20

A Difficult Listen

I do realise the importance of this work but it is very hard to follow.