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St. Augustin's Life and Work By Philip Schaff
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Saint Augustine was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings... More > were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. According to his contemporary Jerome, Augustine "established anew the ancient Faith." In his early years he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus. After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives. He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin. Augustine developed the concept of the Catholic Church as a spiritual City of God, distinct from the material Earthly City. Augustine's City of God was closely identified with the Church, the community that worshiped the Trinity.< Less
St. Augustine's 'Confessions' By Apostle Arne Horn
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Commencing with the invocation of God, Augustine relates in detail the beginning of his life, his infancy and boyhood, up to his fifteenth year; at which age he acknowledges that he was more inclined... More > to all youthful pleasures and vices than to the study of letters. Etc...< Less
On Christian Doctrine, in Four Books By Augustine St.
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In On Christian Doctrine, St. Augustine helps readers discover, teach, and defend the truths of Scripture. According to St. Augustine, in order for Christians to fully understand Scripture, it should... More > be interpreted with faith, hope, and love. St. Augustine helps readers recognize and interpret figurative expressions and ambiguous language. St. Augustine suggests that readers consult original translations and commit difficult terms to memory. He also suggests we familiarize ourselves with the meaning of frequently used symbols, such as "shepherd" and "sheep." For those who teach the Scripture to others, St. Augustine says we must teach in honesty--not for self-seeking purposes. This text offers an impressive wealth of practical wisdom for reading the Bible. It is evident that St. Augustine earnestly wanted his readers to understand God's Word. -Emmalon Davis, CCEL Staff Writer< Less
Fundamental St. Augustine: A Practical Guide to the Confessions of St. Augustine and City of God By M. James Ziccardi
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This ebook is one in a series of reviews that has been extracted in its entirety from M. James Ziccardi's The Essence of Medieval Philosophy. It is intended to serve as a primer for students of... More > medieval philosophy with an emphasis on some of the more important works of St. Augustine.< Less
St. Augustine, Final Thoughts on Predestination By Augustine Aurelius
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St. Augustine's summation of his thoughts on Predestination. This consists of two books, which are usually grouped togetherA Treatise on the Predestination of the Saints A Treatise on the Gift of... More > Perseverance Many have read Augustine as filtered through Calvin and Luther. Few have read what this Doctor of the Catholic Church really thought< Less
St. Augustine, Final Thoughts on Predestination By Augustine Aurelius
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St. Augustine's summation of his thoughts on Predestination. This consists of two books, which are usually grouped together A Treatise on the Predestination of the Saints A Treatise on the Gift of... More > Perseverance Many have read Augustine as filtered through Calvin and Luther. Few have read what this Doctor of the Catholic Church really thought< Less
The Ancient City, St. Augustine, Florida By Juanita Allen
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A gorgeous pictorial presentation of the oldest city in the United States, St. Augustine, Florida.
The Unbleached Tales of St. Augustine, Fl. By Juanita Allen
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The history of the Nation's oldest city told as never before. From the founding of the first settlement to modern St. Augustine, Europeans, Africans, and native peoples participated in the building,... More > defense, and success of the community. The author strives to provide an all-inclusive glimpse into the colorful tapestry of the community's incredibly diverse origins.< Less
St. Augustine's 'On Christian Doctrine' By Apostle Arne Horn
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Contents of Christian Doctrine. Preface. Showing the Utility of the Treatise on Christian Doctrine. Containing a General View of the Subjects Treated in Holy Scripture. The author divides his work... More > into two parts, one relating to the discovery, the other to the expression, of the true sense of Scripture.< Less
St. Augustine of Hippo Writings in connection with the Manichæan controversy By Apostle Horn
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Augustine of Hippo: (354 – 430 AD) Saint Augustine of Hippo was born on November 13, 354 AD, in Tagaste (now Souk Ahras, Algeria), a city then pertaining to Roman Africa. Though his family was... More > not wealthy, they were highly respected in the city. His father was a man by the name of Patricius, and it is recorded that he was one of the curiales (leading members of a clan) of the city. Patricius was a pagan, though he converted to Christianity on his deathbed in accordance with his wife, Saint Monica’s, wishes. Augustine too would be greatly influenced by the Christian virtues of his mother. As a boy, Augustine received a Christian education, and was enrolled amongst the catechumens (young Christians preparing for confirmation). Nevertheless, he only became a Christian later on in his life.< Less

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