Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, Revised Edition with a New Epilogue / Edition 1

Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, Revised Edition with a New Epilogue / Edition 1

by Peter Brown
     
 

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

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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 exciting new documents are contained in two chapters of a substantial Epilogue to his biography (the text of which is unaltered). He also reviews the changes in scholarship about Augustine since the 1960s. A personal as well as a scholarly fascination infuse the book-length epilogue and notes that Brown has added to his acclaimed portrait of the bishop of Hippo.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520227576
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/24/2000
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Peter Brown is Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University. Brown is the leading English-language authority on St. Augustine; his many books include Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity (California, 1982), Body and Society (1988), Power and Persuasion (1992), Authority and the Sacred (1995), and The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000 (1996).

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Editionvii
Prefaceix
PART I 354-385 CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE A3
1 AFRICA7
2 MONICA16
3 EDUCATION23
4 `WISDOM'29
5 MANICHAEISM35
6 FRIENDS50
7 SUCCESS54
PART II 386-395 CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE B64
8 AMBROSE69
9 THE PLATONISTS79
10 `PHILOSOPHY'93
11 Christianae Vitae Otium: CASSICIACUM108
12 OSTIA121
13 Servus Dei: THAGASTE125
14 Presbyter Ecclesiae Catholicae: HIPPO131
15 THE LOST FUTURE139
16 THE `Confessions'151
PART III 395-410 CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE C178
17 HIPPO REGIUS183
18 Saluberrimaconsilia198
19 Ubi Ecclesia?207
20 Instantia222
21 Disciplina229
22 Populus Dei240
23 Doctrina Christiana256
24 `SEEK HIS FACE EVERMORE'267
PART IV 410-420 CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE D280
25 Senectus Mundi285
26 Magnum opus et arduum297
27 Civitas peregrina312
28 UNITY ACHIEVED330
29 PELAGIUS AND PELAGIANISM340
30 Causa Gratiae354
31 Fundatissima Fides367
PART V 420-430 CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE E380
32 JULIAN OF ECLANUM383
33 PREDESTINATION400
34 OLD AGE411
35 THE END OF ROMAN AFRICA423
36 DEATH431
EPILOGUE
1 NEW EVIDENCE441
2 NEW DIRECTIONS482
BIBLIOGRAPHY521
INDEX539

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