Saint Augustine of Hippo: An Intellectual Biography
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About "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 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.
Meet the Author
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