Augustine of Hippo

Author: Peter Brown
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Comments: Superb study of St. Augustine's life and thought. Great look into Roman culture from the perspective of one of the most important men to ever live.
Description from [Editor's Review] This classic biography was first published thirty years ago and has since established itself as the standard account of Saint Augustine's life and teaching. The remarkable discovery recently of a considerable number of letters and sermons by Augustine has thrown fresh light on the first and last decades of his experience as a bishop. These circumstantial texts have led Peter Brown to reconsider some of his judgments on Augustine, both as the author of the Confessions and as the elderly bishop preaching and writing in the last years of Roman rule in north Africa. Brown's reflections on the significance of these... [more at Amazon link below]
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