Apostle From Africa, The

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Born 700 years after Plato and dying 400 years after Jesus' crucifixion, Augustine was outstanding amongst Christian thinkers. All around the Mediterranean leading men hung on his words yet at times his errors were

One of the most remarkable things about Augustine's influence is the fact that it flows into radically opposing religious movements. He is cherished as one of the fathers of the Roman Catholic Church, and yet it was Augustine who gave us the Reformation - not only ...

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Overview

Born 700 years after Plato and dying 400 years after Jesus' crucifixion, Augustine was outstanding amongst Christian thinkers. All around the Mediterranean leading men hung on his words yet at times his errors were

One of the most remarkable things about Augustine's influence is the fact that it flows into radically opposing religious movements. He is cherished as one of the fathers of the Roman Catholic Church, and yet it was Augustine who gave us the Reformation - not only because Luther was an Augustinian monk, or that Calvin quoted Augustine more than any other theologian, but because the Reformation witnessed the ultimate triumph of Augustine's doctrine of grace.

David Bentley Taylor has managed to give us a thorough introduction to the man.

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"After Jesus and Paul, Augustine of Hippo is the most influential figure in the history of Christianity." ~ Christian History magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857924718
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication date: 8/29/2002
  • Series: Biography
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bentley-Taylor's missionary service began in China, and continued later in Java. For many years he travelled widely on behalf of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
1 The Teenager 9
2 The Tormented Professor 17
3 The Great Transformation 31
4 Captured and Called 41
5 Confronting Society and Donatists 53
6 The Preaching Magistrate 61
7 The Truth is God Himself 69
8 Baptism, Communion and the Sabbath 79
9 The Bible Never Lies 85
10 The Moral Battle 91
11 Jerome: Scholar and Linguist 97
12 Petilian: The Persecuted Believer 103
13 A Time to Refrain from Embracing 109
14 Love and Do What You Like 117
15 Pelagius: Champion of Free Will 125
16 Free Will and God's Will 135
17 The City of God 143
18 Monks and Miracles 151
19 Augustine Lives For Ever 157
Maps and Diagrams
Fig. 1 Street Plan of Central Hippo 168
Fig. 2 Numidia in Augustine's time 169
Fig. 3 The Western Mediterranean 170
Fig. 4 Plan of Augustine's Church in Hippo 171
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