Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography
Augustine was one of the West's first public philosophers. Intellectually brilliant and a gifted writer, he is known primarily as one of the great figures of Christian late antiquity. In this new biography we encounter him through the complexities of...
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Augustine was one of the West's first public philosophers. Intellectually brilliant and a gifted writer, he is known primarily as one of the great figures of Christian late antiquity. In this new biography we encounter him through the complexities of his remarkable personality. Miles Hollingworth demonstrates that it was as a personality that he turned against his Age to explore the shocking relevance of one life to God and history. His autobiography, the Confessions, is held up by many today as the first truly modern book.
Miles Hollingworth (Ph.D., University of Durham) is Visiting Research Fellow of St. Johns College, Durham. His writing on Augustine has won awards from the Society of Authors (2009 Elizabeth Longford Grant for Historical Biography) and the Royal Society of Literature (2009 Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction). He is the author of The Pilgrim City: St. Augustine of Hippo and His Innovation in Political Thought (London : New York, T&T Clark, 2010).
He is presently writing a new scholarly biography of Augustine which is also to be published by the Continuum International Publishing Group
- Preface \ Acknowledgements \ Abbreviations \ Chronology Of Augustine's Life - 1. Out Of Africa \ 2. Augustine's Intellectual Milieu \ 3. Augustine's Remarks On His Parents \ 4. Reflections On Infancy \ 5. Traumas Of Initiation Into The Earthly City \ 6. Cicero And A Sense Of Purpose \ 7. Manichaeism \ 8. On The Deportment Of Death, Love And Grief \ 9. Christian Conversion And Reflections On The Supernatural \ 10. To Write Against Self-consciousness And Its Effects \ 11. Last Days And Reflections On The Style Of Man \ Notes \ Index