Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo

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Birth 0354-11-13
Death 0430-08-28
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Title: Bishop of Hippo

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000299.0x000138

St Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was born in North Africa to a heathen father and a Christian mother, Monica. He reformed his early dissolute life to become one of the most outstanding theologians of the church. He attended the university of Carthage to train as a lawyer but became more interested in literature and then philosophy, influenced by one of Cicero’s now lost works. Around the same time he joined the Manichean sect. He eventually became disillusioned with them, and finally turned to Christianity when he moved to Milan to teach rhetoric. He was baptised in 387 by St Ambrose. He was ordained a priest in 391 and had written several treatises by the time he returned to North Africa, becoming bishop of Hippo in 396. Here he plunged into the Donatist and Pegalian controversies, writing polemical tracts against these heresies; his arguments moulded the doctrines of the church throughout the Middle Ages and even influenced reformers like Calvin. His teachings focussed on the corruption of human nature through the fall of man and the consequent sinfulness of man which could only be redeemed by the grace of God. Some of his writings are still widely read, such as his autobiographical Confessions, written around 400, and City of God, which was written over a number of years from 413 to 426 in response to the shock of the fall of Rome to the pagan Visigoths.

From the guide to the St Augustine of Hippo, Opera, [c.1200], c.1200, (University of St Andrews)



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  • Theology--Early works to 1800
  • Pelagianism
  • Kingdom of God--Early works to 1800
  • Christian saints--Biography
  • Monasticism and religious orders
  • Trinity--Early works to 1800
  • Christians--Conduct of life--Early works to 1800
  • Theology--History--Early church, ca. 30-600
  • Illumination of books and manuscripts--Specimens
  • Donatists--Controversial literature--Early works to 1800
  • Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
  • Fathers of the church
  • Spiritual life--Catholic Church--Early works to 1800
  • Manuscripts, Italian
  • Sermons, Latin
  • Church history Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600
  • Bishops--Biography
  • Christian saints--Biography--Early works to 1800
  • Christian literature, Early--Latin authors
  • Arianism--Early works to 1800
  • Music theory--To 500
  • Christian heresies--History--Early church, ca. 30-600--Early works to 1800
  • Sermons, Early Christian
  • Monastic and religious life--Early works to 1800
  • Christian martyrs
  • Bishops--Biography--Early works to 1800
  • Baptism--Catholic Church--Early works to 1800
  • Manuscripts, Church Slavic
  • Christian saints
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  • Prayers
  • Apologetics--Early works to 1800
  • Theological virtues--Early works to 1800
  • Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)--Specimens
  • Theology--History--Middle Ages, 600-1500--Early works to 1800
  • Theology Study and teaching Catholic Church
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)--Facsimiles
  • Manuscripts, Latin
  • Manichaeism--Early works to 1800
  • Pastoral theology--Early works to 1800

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