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Publisher Comments:

This classic biography was first published thirty years ago and has since established itself as the standard account of Saint Augustine's life and teaching. The remarkable discovery recently of a considerable number of letters and sermons by Augustine has thrown fresh light on the first and last decades of his experience as a bishop. These circumstantial texts have led Peter Brown to reconsider some of his judgments on Augustine, both as the author of the Confessions and as the elderly bishop preaching and writing in the last years of Roman rule in north Africa. Brown's reflections on the significance of these exciting new documents are contained in two chapters of a substantial Epilogue to his biography (the text of which is unaltered). He also reviews the changes in scholarship about Augustine since the 1960s. A personal as well as a scholarly fascination infuse the book-length epilogue and notes that Brown has added to his acclaimed portrait of the bishop of Hippo.

Synopsis:

A new expanded edition of Peter Brown's classic study of the life, times and ever-changing thought of one of the founders of Latin Christianity, Augustine of Hippo.

About the Author

Peter Brown is Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University. Brown is the leading English-language authority on St. Augustine; his many books include Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity (California, 1982), Body and Society (1988), Power and Persuasion (1992), Authority and the Sacred (1995), and The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000 (1996).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520227576
Subtitle:
A Biography, Revised Edition with a New Epilogue
Author:
Brown, Peter
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Augustine, saint, bishop of hippo, 354-430
Subject:
Augustine
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
106-698
Publication Date:
20001124
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.75 x 5.63 in 1.09 lb

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