Augustine of Hippo: A Biography


This vintage biography used to be first released forty-five years in the past and has seeing that tested itself because the general account of Saint Augustine's existence and teaching.

The extraordinary discovery of plenty of letters and sermons through Augustine forged clean gentle at the first and final many years of his adventure as a bishop. those circumstantial texts have led Peter Brown to think again a few of his judgments on Augustine, either because the writer of the Confessions and because the aged bishop preaching and writing within the final years of Roman rule in north Africa. Brown's reflections at the value of those interesting new files are contained in chapters of a considerable Epilogue to his biography (the textual content of that's unaltered). He additionally reports the adjustments in scholarship approximately Augustine because the Nineteen Sixties. a private in addition to a scholarly fascination infuse the book-length epilogue and notes that Brown has extra to his acclaimed portrait of the bishop of Hippo.

 

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