Augustine on the Latin term *essentia*

Augustine on the Latin term *essentia*

“Essentia is a new word, indeed, which was not used in the Latin speech of old, but which has come into use in our own day so that our language should not lack a word for what the Greeks call ousia for this expressed very exactly be essentia.”

Augustine, City of God, Book 12, 3

About the Author

Taylor Marshall is the Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy at the University of Dallas.