AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO: A BIOGRAPHY (NEW EDITION, WITH AN EPILOGUE) by Peter Brown

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This book is the best biography of the most significant Western theologian. But it's so much more. You'll get the inside track on almost every major theological and ecclesial development of the later Roman Empire.
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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.
Book Specifications
Release date: 0000-00-00
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2000-08-07
Label: University of California Press
Pages: 576
Edition: New Ed
ASIN: 0520227573
ISBN: 0520227573
Height: 875
Length: 550
Weight: 165
Width: 175
Product Group: Book