Augustine of Hippo: A Biography

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University of California Press, 1969 - Августин - 463 pages
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The need for a complete biography of Saint Augustine in English has long been recognized. Peter Brown, Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, has brilliantly filled the gap with a book which bears all the marks of a classic: a work of equal value to the general reader and to the scholar.
 

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User Review  - MarkPlunkett - LibraryThing

A long and detailed look at the life of Augustine written in the 1960's. One of the more interesting parts of the edition I read was the epilogue that discussed works of Augustine that have been ... Read full review

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User Review  - meandmybooks - LibraryThing

Brilliant! I had this on my shelf for a year before I got to it – the size and subject matter just seemed a bit daunting – but it turned out to be engrossing and readable. Brown is a wonderful writer ... Read full review

Contents

Preface Page
9
Chronological Table A
16
Monica
28
Education
35
i Dualism
46
Friends
61
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74
The Platonists
88
Seek His Face Evermore
270
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281
Chronological Table D
282
The Sack of Rome
287
Writing the City of God
299
Civitas peregrina
313
Unity Achieved
330
Pelagius and Pelagianism
340

IO Philosophy
101
Cassiciacum
123
Thagaste
132
Hippo
138
T5 The Lost Future
146
The Confessions
158
Chronological Table C
184
Saluberrima consilia
203
Ubi Ecclesia?
212
Instantia page
226
Disciplina
233
Populus Dei
244
Doctrina Christiana
259
Causa Gratiae
353
Fundatissima Fides
365
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366
Chronological Table E
378
Julian of Eclanum i
381
Predestination
398
Old Age
408
The End of Roman Africa
419
Death
427
Bibliographical Table
435
Index
453
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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).

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