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Augustine of Hippo: A Biography

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Saint Augustine, whose ideas were to leave an indelible mark on Western Christianity and whose Confessions are a classic of Western culture, was born in a Roman town in North Africa in A.D. 354. He was nine when the last pagan emperor died and fifty-six when the Goths sacked Rome: his life and spiritual development span the brilliant last generation of Roman society in the West.
This book portrays an age of rapid and dramatic change, and a man striving to find himself-changing with the world he lived in, and himself changing it by the impact of his thought and personality. It shows that a figure so distant in time can be intimately known from the sources available, and that those sources can be made to speak to us in such a way that we today can find Augustine's preoccupations relevant, can sense the urgency of the problems he faced, and enter into his dilemmas even when the ways in which he resolved them are unsympathetic to us.
The need for a complete biography in English has been long recognized.
Peter Brown, Fellow of Al Souls College, Oxford, has brilliantly filled the gap with a book which bears all the marks of a classic: a work of equal value to the general reader and to the scholar.

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Includes dust jacket.
Author(s):
Peter Brown
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
140x225mm
Edition:
First - 1967
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
463
Publisher:
Faber and Faber Ltd
Title:
Augustine of Hippo: A Biography

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Saint Augustine, whose ideas were to leave an indelible mark on Western Christianity and whose Confessions are a classic of Western culture, was born in a Roman town in North Africa in A.D. 354. He was nine when the last pagan emperor died and fifty-six when the Goths sacked Rome: his life and spiritual development span the brilliant last generation of Roman society in the West.
This book portrays an age of rapid and dramatic change, and a man striving to find himself-changing with the world he lived in, and himself changing it by the impact of his thought and personality. It shows that a figure so distant in time can be intimately known from the sources available, and that those sources can be made to speak to us in such a way that we today can find Augustine's preoccupations relevant, can sense the urgency of the problems he faced, and enter into his dilemmas even when the ways in which he resolved them are unsympathetic to us.
The need for a complete biography in English has been long recognized.
Peter Brown, Fellow of Al Souls College, Oxford, has brilliantly filled the gap with a book which bears all the marks of a classic: a work of equal value to the general reader and to the scholar.

Added value:
Includes dust jacket.
Author(s):
Peter Brown
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
140x225mm
Edition:
First - 1967
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
463
Publisher:
Faber and Faber Ltd
Title:
Augustine of Hippo: A Biography

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