Augustine: A New Biography
Saint Augustine -- the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from 396 C.E. until his death in 430 C.E. -- is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. His autobiography, Confessions, remains among the most important religious writings in the Christian tradition. In this eye-opening and eminently readable biography, renowned historical scholar James J. O’Donnell picks up where Augustine himself left off to offer a fascinating, in-depth portrait of an unparalleled politician, writer, and churchman in a time of uncertainty and religious turmoil.
Augustine is a triumphant chronicle of an extraordinary life that is certain to surprise and enlighten even those who believed they knew the complex and remarkable man of God.
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AUGUSTINEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
In a lyrical, multilayered biography, a Georgetown classics scholar creates this generation's Augustine.O'Donnell's study of Augustine's life, work and influence would be worth the price of entry if ... Read full review
Augustine: a new biographyUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Outstanding Augustine scholar O'Donnell (classics, Georgetown Univ.) here provides a contemporary understanding of St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430), whose influence on Western Christianity has been ... Read full review
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