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The Harmony of the Gospels By Augustine of Hippo
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The Harmony of the Gospels is a book by the 5th century saint, Augustine of Hippo. In the book (which has 4 separate parts) Augustine assumes that Matthew was the first Gospel, followed by Mark and... More > that John was the last. He then analyzes and relates the specific passages between the Gospels, to build a Gospel harmony. In the book Augustine views the variations in the gospel accounts in terms of the different focuses of the authors on Jesus: Matthew on royalty, Mark on humanity, Luke on priesthood and John on divinity.< Less
Confessions By Augustine of Hippo
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Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are... More > sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was "Confessions in Thirteen Books," and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years of the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work (City of God).< Less
On the Sermon on the Mount By Augustine of Hippo
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Our Lord's Sermon on the Mount is a book by the 4-5th century saint, Augustine of Hippo. Augustine undertook this work before working on the Pauline Epistles because he considered chapters 5-7 of... More > the Gospel of Matthew (the Sermon on the Mount) "a perfect standard of the Christian life".< Less
On the Soul and Its Origin By Augustine of Hippo
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Extract from Augustine's Retractions (Book II, Chapter 56): At that time one Vincentius discovered in the possesion of a certain presbyter called Peter, in Mauritania Cæsariensis, a little work... More > of mine, in a particular passage of which, touching the origin of souls in individual men, I had confessed that I knew not whether they are propagated from the primeval soul of the first man, and from that by parental descent, or whether they are severally assigned to each person without propogation, as the first was to Adam; but that I was, at the same time, quite sure that the soul was not body, but spirit. In opposition to these opinions of mine, he addressed to this Peter two books, which were sent to me from Cæsarea by the monk Renatus. Having read these books, I replied in four others,—one addressed to the monk Renatus, another to the presbyter Peter, and two more to Victor himself ...< Less
Homilies on the First Epistle of John By Augustine of Hippo
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The First Epistle of John has as its central theme what Augustine saw to be caritas (Christian love). For Augustine to preach on this topic was timely in Hippo, for the Donatist schism had divided... More > the Christian community. In his ten homilies on the First Epistle of John, Augustine develops an outline of his theology on love and explains its implications for the Mystical Body of Christ. He probably preached them between the years 407 and 409. He teaches that those who hate the members of Christ cannot truly love Christ - even if they profess otherwise, even if they were to lay down their lives for Him. These homilies were preached by Augustine to his local community in Hippo and, while often exhibiting great critical acumen, were not intended as models of Scriptural research. They are familiar talks, vivid in style. They are expressed in very simple language, and with the strongest love. In preaching these words to his local community in the cathedral at Hippo, Augustine here once again reveals ...< Less
City of God: De Civitate Dei Contra Paganos By Augustine of Hippo
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De Civitate Dei, (full title: De Civitate Dei contra Paganos), translated in English as The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th... More > century AD. It is one of Augustine's major works, standing alongside his The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. Augustine is considered the most influential Father of the Church in Western Christianity, and The City of God profoundly shaped Western civilization.< Less
On Christian Doctrine By Augustine of Hippo
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De doctrina christiana (English: On Christian Doctrine or On Christian Teaching) is a theological text written by St. Augustine of Hippo. It consists of four books that describe how to interpret and... More > teach the Scriptures. The first three of these books were published in 397 and the fourth added in 426. By writing this text, St. Augustine set three tasks on Christian teachers and preachers: to discover the truth in the contents of the Scriptures, to teach the truth from the Scriptures, and to defend scriptural truth when it was attacked.< Less
Soliloquies By Augustine of Hippo
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The Soliloquies of Augustine is a two book document written by the 4th century saint, Augustine of Hippo. The book has the form of an "inner dialogue" in which questions are posed,... More > discussions take place and answers are provided, leading to self-knowledge. The first book begins with an inner dialogue which seeks to know a soul. In the second book it becomes clear that the soul Augustine wants to get to know is his own.< Less
On the Trinity By Augustine of Hippo
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In the Retractations (ii. 15) Augustine speaks of this work in the following terms: I spent some years in writing fifteen books concerning the Trinity, which is God. When, however, I had not yet... More > finished the thirteenth Book, and some who were exceedingly anxious to have the work were kept waiting longer than they could bear, it was stolen from me in a less correct state than it either could or would have been had it appeared when I intended. And as soon as I discovered this, having other copies of it, I had determined at first not to publish it myself, but to mention what had happened in the matter in some other work; but at the urgent request of brethren, whom I could not refuse, I corrected it as much as I thought fit, and finished and published it, with the addition, at the beginning, of a letter that I had written to the venerable Aurelius, Bishop of Carthage, in which I set forth, in the way of prologue, what had happened, what I had intended to do of myself, and what love of my brethren had forced ...< Less
Handbook on Faith, Hope and Love By Augustine of Hippo
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The Enchiridion, Manual, or Handbook of Augustine of Hippo is alternatively titled, "Faith, Hope, and Love". The Enchiridion is a compact treatise on Christian piety, written in response to... More > a request by an otherwise unknown person, named Laurentius, shortly after the death of Saint Jerome in 420. It is intended as a model for Christian instruction or catechesis. As the title indicates, the work is organized according to the three graces necessary for the Christian worship of God: Faith, Hope and Love. Under Faith, Augustine explains the use of the Apostles' Creed, in teaching Christian doctrine and in refuting heresies. Under Hope, he briefly explains the Lord's Prayer as a model of Christian prayer. The final part is a discourse on Christian love.< Less