Saint Augustine

A Life
Product Number: EB00394287
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101200957
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What The Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017. Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills brings the same fresh scholarship, lively prose, and critical appreciation that characterize his well-known books on religion and American history to this outstanding biography of one of the most influential Christian philosophers. Saint Augustine follows its subject from his youth in fourth-century Africa to his conversion and subsequent development as a theologian. It challenges the widely held misconceptions about Augustine's sexual excesses and shows how, in embracing classical philosophy, Augustine managed to enlist "pagan authors" in the defense of Christianity. The result is a biography that makes a spiritual ancestor feel like our contemporary.

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Author(s): Garry Wills
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 1999

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