As st. augustine was approaching the end of his long and active life, he was much concerned about his literary production—the books and letters he had. In achieving this purpose, Augustine brought out a book scarcely to be Fathers of the Church: Saint Augustine: The Retractions (Fathers of the Church Series). Fathers of the Church: Saint Augustine: The Retractions (Fathers of the Church Series) (English and Latin Edition) [Saint, Bishop of Hippo Augustine] on.

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In his Retractionsfor example, Augustine revealed a plan he had at the time of his baptism in Milan to write a series of books on what today are called the liberal arts. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

He originally joined the Manicheans, a religious sect, but grew unhappy with some of their philosophies. Augustine was one of the most prolific Latin authors in terms of surviving works, and the list of his works consists of more than one hundred separate titles. In the Eastern Orthodox Church he is also considered a saint. Confessions, which is considered his masterpiece, is an autobiographical work that recounts his restless youth and details the spiritual experiences that led him to Christianity.



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The Retractions (Fathers of the Church 60)

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. One of Augustine’s major goals was a single, unified church. Indeed, he died four years later.

Austin, was bishop of Hippo Regius present-day Annaba, Algeria. Paperbackpages. His thoughts greatly influenced the medieval worldview. Nancy Hanna marked it as to-read Sep 21, The extensive notes that the translator furnishes supply the background to Augustine’s own discussion of each one of his 93 books, and both analyze and synthesize the bishop’s large and wide-ranging production. akgustine

Happily, it was toward the end of his life that the busy Bishop of Hippo set to this review; thus, but few of his “”books”” fail here to receive his searching self-criticism. Yet this was not so in a number of pseudo-Augustinian publications, possibly they said what some readers were hoping Augustine would say, i. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


Brad Thompson rated it it was amazing Oct 09, Customers who viewed this item also viewed. As also a guide of inestimable worth for seeing the progress of his thought, it has been called “the history of the mind of Augustine. Augustine’s writings are useful to anyone interested in patristics, church history, and theology.

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Among the Orthodox, he is called “Blessed Augustine” or “St. Would you like augushine tell us about a lower price? After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism inAugustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives.

Alex marked it as to-read Sep 08, He carries the additional title of Blessed.