Saint Augustine: A Penguin Life

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For centuries, Augustine's writings have moved and fascinated readers. With the eye of a writer whose own intellectual analysis has won him a Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his influential interpretation of the Christian doctrines of mind and body, wisdom and God.
Saint Augustine explores both the great ruminator on the human condition and the everyday man who set pen to parchment. It challenges many misconceptions - among them the myth of his early sexual excesses. Garry Wills's Saint Augustine illuminates both the man and the age with the eloquent economy that will introduce to a new generation of readers this once popular genre.

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

There are as of this writing 33 Amazon reviews of this book,mostly by experts, and they are varied as to its place as a short introduction which is what Wills intended. I really like the book because ... Read full review

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Wills, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Lincoln at Gettysburg (LJ 5/1/92), makes a marvelous contribution to St. Augustine studies but one best used in conjunction with a more standard biography such ... Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Garry Wills has served on the faculties of Johns Hopkins and Northwestern universities.

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