Augustine of Hippo is a giant in the history of Christian thought, commended by St Jerome for having virtually 're-founded the old faith'. He was a philosopher, theologian, preacher, interpreter of scripture, monk and bishop. Augustine dominated medieval theology, strongly influenced the debates of the Reformation and continues to shape Christian thought today.
This book is intended for those who want a comprehensive introduction to Augustine's life and thought, and provides a clear and rounded account of his teachings and influence.
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This book provides a survey of Augustine's thinking. It is designed for those who want a solid and comprehensive introduction to his mind, it deals with all the major topics touched on in his writings, and it provides a clear and rounded account of what he taught and argued. It shows how Augustine came to Christianity and why he continued to believe in it. It also shows how his thought was influenced by the thinking of others, how it modified what shaped it, and how it came to influence people who came after him.About the Author:
Mary T. Clark chaired, for many years, the Department of Philosophy at Manhatten College, New York.
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