Augustine of Hippo

Augustine of Hippo

A Biography

Book - 2000
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This classic biography was first published thirty years ago and has since established itself as the standard account of Saint Augustine's life and teaching. The remarkable discovery recently of a considerable number of letters and sermons by Augustine has thrown 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.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [2000]
Edition: New edition, with an epilogue
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780520228351
0520228359
9780520227576
0520227573
Branch Call Number: 920 Augustine
Characteristics: xi, 548 pages : maps ; 23 cm

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