Augustine of Hippo
Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis (3 Nov 354 – 28 Aug 430)
Portrait of Augustine, theologian, philosopher, and bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa.
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2. De Civitate Dei
3. De Magistro
4. De Praedestinatione Sanctorum
In this series, Prof. Noe looks at the work of the Bishop of Hippo as he lays out the philosophical and theological autobiography of his journey from unbelief to faith.
Written in 395 or 396 A.D., 10 years after his conversion, Augustine confesses both his sins (without prurience) and his growing faith in God.
Confessions – Manuscript on vellum. Germany, first half 13th century.
De Civitate Dei
The City of God, opening text, manuscript c. 1470
This is one of Augustine’s earliest works written soon after his conversion (386 A.D.) at Cassiciacum, a place of literary retirement.
In dialogue with his son Adeodatus the Christian philosopher explains that all learning is self-teaching, and we must be taught by Christ to gain true knowledge.
The earliest known portrait of Saint Augustine in a 6th-century fresco, Lateran, Rome
De Praedestinatione Sanctorum
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