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Augustine of Hippo Revised Edition

Peter Brown
Augustine of Hippo Revised Edition

Augustine of Hippo Revised Edition

Peter Brown

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A number of unknown letters and sermons by Augustine thrown fresh light on the early and later years of his experience as a bishop. The author has substantially altered the original text of this classic biography of Augustine of Hippo.

- Publisher This classic biography was first published thirty years ago and has established itself long since as the standard account of Saint Augustine's life and teaching. The remarkable recent discovery 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 judgements 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. Professor 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. There is a personal as well as a scholarly fascination in the book-length epilogue and notes that Professor Brown has added to his acclaimed portrait of the Bishop of Hippo.

- Publisher A reissue of Professor Peter Brown's biography of the 4th-century Bishop and author of The Confessions. A new epilogue has been added in the light of the discovery of letters and sermons that offer insight into his final years as a bishop.

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About "Augustine of Hippo Revised Edition"

A number of unknown letters and sermons by Augustine thrown fresh light on the early and later years of his experience as a bishop. The author has substantially altered the original text of this classic biography of Augustine of Hippo.
- Publisher

This classic biography was first published thirty years ago and has established itself long since as the standard account of Saint Augustine's life and teaching. The remarkable recent discovery 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 judgements 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. Professor 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. There is a personal as well as a scholarly fascination in the book-length epilogue and notes that Professor Brown has added to his acclaimed portrait of the Bishop of Hippo.
- Publisher

A reissue of Professor Peter Brown's biography of the 4th-century Bishop and author of The Confessions. A new epilogue has been added in the light of the discovery of letters and sermons that offer insight into his final years as a bishop.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Peter Brown

PETER BROWN, Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University, is a leading authority on the society of late antiquity and early Christianity. He is author of Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (1967, 2000), The Rise of Western Christendom (1996), Authority and the Sacred (1995), and The Body and Society: Men, Women, and Sexual Renunciation in Early Christianity (1988).

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  • Catalogue Code 173908
  • Product Code 0571204953
  • EAN 9780571204953
  • Pages 576
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date Jul 2005
  • Dimensions 215 x 158 x 42 mm
  • Weight 0.627kg

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