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Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (New Edition, with an Epilogue) (original 1967; edition 2000)

by Peter Brown

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Title:Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (New Edition, with an Epilogue)
Authors:Peter Brown
Info:University of California Press (2000), Paperback, 576 pages
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Augustine of Hippo: A Biography by Peter Brown (1967)



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This is so good! Rightfully considered a classic, and the 1999 epilogue alone is outstanding. ( )
  LudieGrace | Dec 4, 2013 |
This is the best biography I've yet read. It is superb. ( )
  j.a.lesen | Oct 19, 2013 |
Very detailed and intellectual read. Gives a lot of detail on the issues of the day - Augustine's defense against Manichaism, Donatism and Pelagianism. A hard read but good history of our church Father Augustine. ( )
  custisld | Nov 23, 2012 |
Brilliantly written, exhaustive in scope, as near as dammit to the consummate biography, and still unsurpassed in Augustine studies. ( )
  zappa | Oct 21, 2010 |
  holyfamily | May 27, 2010 |
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When Augustine was born there, in 354, the town of Thagaste (modern Souk Ahras, in Algeria) had existed for 300 years.
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Otherwise by Peter Robert Lamont Brown
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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.

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