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Augustine of Hippo and his Monastic Rule

George Lawless


The Rule of Augustine, very likely the oldest monastic rule with western origins, provides daily inspiration for more than 150 Christian communities. In giving an account of Augustine's distinctive contributions to the monastic spirituality of the late Roman world, and in particular of his achievement as a monastic legislator, this book fills a gap in Augustinian studies.

Keywords: Rule of Augustine, monastic spirituality, Christian, late Roman world, monastic legislator, Augustinian studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1990 Print ISBN-13: 9780198267416
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Lawless, author
the Patristic Institute, Augustinianum, and Visiting Professor of Patristics at the Angelicum and Gregorian Universities, Rome