Augustine of Hippo : a life

Henry Chadwick

The life and works of Augustine of Hippo (354-430) have shaped the development of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the ideas of theologians through subsequent centuries. Augustine's journey from schoolboy and student to Bishop and champion of Western Christendom in a p...

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Main Author: Chadwick, Henry, 1920-2008 (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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Physical Description:xx, 177 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN(s):9780199588060 : paperback
General note:Includes index.
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Summary:The life and works of Augustine of Hippo (354-430) have shaped the development of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the ideas of theologians through subsequent centuries. Augustine's journey from schoolboy and student to Bishop and champion of Western Christendom in a period of intense political upheaval, is recounted with clarity and warmth by the acclaimed church historian, the late Professor Henry Chadwick.
Chadwick infuses Augustine's thought processes with a fresh immediacy, enabling the reader to understand why a particular philosophical problem mattered to him or why an intellectual position was persuasive. Skilfully crafted, this engaging life is accessible yet nuanced, an ideal introduction to Augustine and an essential addition to existing biographies.
With a foreword by Peter Brown reflecting on Chadwick's distinctive approach to Augustine.