Augustine of Hippo (Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; November 13, 354 – August 28, 430), also known as Augustine, St. Augustine, St. Austin, St. Augoustinos, Blessed Augustine, or St. Augustine the Blessed, was Bishop of Hippo Regius. He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from Roman Africa. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. According to his contemporary, Jerome, Augustine "established anew the ancient Faith.
People travel to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves to the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars;and they pass by themselves without wondering. - Saint Augustine #quote
Again, a good part of "how we became a nation of heretics," where our personalized "Christianities" and personalized Jesuses and Buddy Christs are far less likely to check our worst impulses and vices. Furthermore, where does the Bible even come from (how do we get the Canon of Scripture in the first place), and how do we read Scripture? What, also, do we mean by "the Word of God," if not "God," period?