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Saint Augustine (Penguin Lives Biographies)

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Publisher Comments:

Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills brings the same fresh scholarship, lively prose, and critical appreciation that characterize his well-known books on religion and American history to this outstanding biography of one of the most influential Christian philosophers.

Saint Augustine follows its subject from his youth in fourth-century Africa to his conversion and subsequent development as a theologian. It challenges the widely held misconceptions about Augustine’s sexual excesses and shows how, in embracing classical philosophy, Augustine managed to enlist “pagan authors” in the defense of Christianity. The result is a biography that makes a spiritual ancestor feel like our contemporary.

Synopsis:

With the keen eye of a writer whose own intellectual analysis has won him a Pulitzer Prize, Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker, whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his influential interpretation of the Christian doctrine of mind and body, wisdom, and God.

About the Author

Garry Wills has translated four volumes of Saint Augustin‛s Confessions (Childhood, Memory, Sin, and Conversion), and is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Why I Am a Catholic and Papal Sin as well as the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lincoln at Gettysburg.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143035985
Author:
Wills, Garry
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Christianity - History - General
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Lives Biographies
Publication Date:
20050831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.06x5.04x.47 in. .30 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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