Augustine of Hippo: A Life

Paperback | September 15, 2010

byHenry Chadwick

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The life and works of Augustine of Hippo (354-430) have shaped the development of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the ideas of theologians through subsequent centuries. His words are still frequently quoted in devotions throughout the global Church today. His keythemes retain a striking contemporary relevance - what is the place of the Church in the world? What is the relation between nature and grace?Augustine's intellectual development is recounted with clarity and warmth in this newly rediscovered biography of Augustine, as interpreted by the acclaimed church historian, the late Professor Henry Chadwick. Augustine's intellectual journey from schoolboy and student to Bishop and champion ofWestern Christendom in a period of intense political upheaval, is narrated in Chadwick's characteristically rigorous yet sympathetic style.With a foreword by Peter Brown reflecting on Chadwick's distinctive approach to Augustine.

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The life and works of Augustine of Hippo (354-430) have shaped the development of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the ideas of theologians through subsequent centuries. His words are still frequently quoted in devotions throughout the global Church today. His keythemes retain a striking contemporary relevance...

Professor Henry Chadwick (1920-2008) enjoyed international renown as one of the leading church historians of the twentieth century. He held senior appointments at both Oxford and Cambridge Universities, latterly as Emeritus Regius Professor of Divinity, Cambridge. Chadwick's scholarship was complemented by his active involvement in ch...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.07 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199588066

ISBN - 13:9780199588060

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Table of Contents

Peter Brown: Foreword1. A Personal Quest2. Cassiciacum and death of Monnica at Ostia3. Back to Thagaste4. Discovering the Church5. Bishop6. North African Christianity7. Christian Culture8. Divided Christians9. Discerning the Trinity10. Two cities11. Freedom and GraceGillian Clark: Selected Reading

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"His Augustine emerges from his pages as an altogether more human and more humane figure than we meet in many of his interpreters." --R A Markus, The Tablet 20/08/2009