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Synopsis:

For centuries, Augustine's writings have moved and fascinated readers. With the eye of a writer whose own intellectual analysis has won him a Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his influential interpretation of the Christian doctrines of mind and body, wisdom and God. Saint Augustine explores both the great ruminator on the human condition and the everyday man who set pen to parchment. It challenges many misconceptions - among them the myth of his early sexual excesses. Garry Wills's Saint Augustine illuminates both the man and the age with the eloquent economy that will introduce to a new generation of readers this once popular genre.

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New York Times Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-149).

About the Author

Garry Wills has written many acclaimed and bestselling works, including What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, and Why I Am a Catholic. His books have received many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize. A professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University, Wills is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and other publications.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670886104
Subtitle:
A Penguin Life
Author:
Wills, Garry
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Saints
Subject:
Church History
Subject:
Augustine, saint, bishop of hippo, 354-430
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography.
Subject:
Christianity -- History.
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Augustine
Subject:
Christian saints - Algeria -
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
Penguin Lives Biographies
Series Volume:
vol. 1
Publication Date:
19990601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.83x5.48x.73 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , For centuries, Augustine's writings have moved and fascinated readers. With the eye of a writer whose own intellectual analysis has won him a Pulitzer Prize, Garry Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his influential interpretation of the Christian doctrines of mind and body, wisdom and God. Saint Augustine explores both the great ruminator on the human condition and the everyday man who set pen to parchment. It challenges many misconceptions - among them the myth of his early sexual excesses. Garry Wills's Saint Augustine illuminates both the man and the age with the eloquent economy that will introduce to a new generation of readers this once popular genre.
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