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Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Carol Harrison

Abstract

St. Augustine, the North African bishop of Hippo (AD 354–430), has been much studied. But there has been no systematic attempt to consider the context which shaped his life and thought. Augustine's long and controversial career and his vast literary output provide unrivalled evidence for understanding the diverse ways in which Christianity confronted, assimilated, and finally transformed the traditional society of late antiquity. This book sets Augustine in his cultural and social context showing how, as a Christian, he came to terms with the philosophical and rhetorical ideals of classical cu ... More

Keywords: St. Augustine, North Africa, Hippo, Christianity, late antiquity, Fall of man, Original sin

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198752202
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752202.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Harrison, author
University of Durham
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