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Augustine of Hippo: A Biography
     

Augustine of Hippo: A Biography

by Peter Brown
 

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ISBN-10: 0520280415

ISBN-13: 9780520280410

Pub. Date: 11/05/2013

Publisher: University of California Press


This classic biography was first published forty-five years ago and has since established itself as the standard account of Saint Augustine's life and teaching.

The remarkable discovery of a considerable number of letters and sermons by Augustine cast fresh light on the first and last decades of his experience as a bishop. These circumstantial texts have led

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This classic biography was first published forty-five years ago and has since established itself as the standard account of Saint Augustine's life and teaching.

The remarkable discovery of a considerable number of letters and sermons by Augustine cast 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520280410
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Edition description:
First Edition, Forty-Fifth Anniversary Edition
Pages:
568
Sales rank:
245,929
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents


Preface To The New Edition
Preface

Part I - 354 -385
Chronological Table A
Africa
Monica
Education
'Wisdom'
Manichaeism
Friends
Success

Part II - 386-395
Chronological Table B
Ambrose
The Platonists
'Philosophy'
Christianae Vitae Otium: Cassiciacum
Ostia
Servus Dei: Thagaste
Presbyter Ecclesiae Catholicae: Hippo
The Lost Future
The 'Confessions'

Part III - 395-410
Chronological Table C
Hippo Regius
Saluberrima consilia
Ubi Ecclesia?
Instantia
Disciplina
Populus Dei
Doctrina Christiana
'Seek His Face Evermore'

Part IV - 410-420
Chronological Table D
Senectus Mundi
Magnum opus et arduum
Civitas peregrina
Unity Achieved
Pelagius And Pelagianism
Causa Gratiae
Fundatissima Fides 

Part V - 420-430
Chronological Table E
Julian of Eclanum
Predestination
Old Age
The End Of Roman Africa
Death

Epilogue
New Evidence
New Directions
Bibliography
Index

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