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The life of Saint Augustine

Possidius Saint.

The life of Saint Augustine

by Possidius Saint.

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Published by Evolution Pub. in Merchantville NJ .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Augustine, -- Saint, Bishop of Hippo,
  • Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwritten by the Bishop Possidius ; translated and with an introduction by Herbert T. Weiskotten.
    GenreBiography.
    ContributionsWeiskotten, Herbert T. b. 1894.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR1720.A9 P613 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16973205M
    ISBN 109781889758909
    LC Control Number2008028430
    OCLC/WorldCa227913522

    Pick up and read," Augustine opened the book of St. Paul, which he had been studying, to Rom where he read: "Not in riots and drunken parties, not in eroticism and indecencies, not in strife and rivalry, but put on the Lord Jesus Christ and make no provision for the flesh in its lusts.". The Life of St. Augustine of Hippo Eugène Portalié The great St. Augustine’s life is unfolded to us in documents of unrivaled richness, and of no great character of ancient times have we information comparable to that contained in the “Confessions”, which relate the touching story of his soul, the “Retractations,” whichFile Size: KB.

    St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of his conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, and worldly ambitions. His complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a particular vice or habit they long to break.. This famous son of St. Monica was born in Africa and spent many years of his life in. Augustine finds this an engaging form of modesty, and the idea that faith, not reason, is the basis for true knowledge helps alleviate his skepticism to some degree. [VI] Turning to events in his daily life at Milan, Augustine recounts some of the issues discussed in his circle of friends. The first concerns a beggar they passed on the way.

    Augustine is further moved by the story (told by his Christian friend Simplicianus) of Victorinus, a highly respected rhetorician and translator of the Neoplatonic texts Augustine had just read. Victorinus had converted to Christianity toward the end of his life, and Augustine was much impressed that such an intelligent and successful man had. The account of Augustine's life as set out in the Confessions ends there, when Augustine was about 35 years old, but his life's work was only beginning. In , Augustine returned to Thagaste, where he lived on his family estate in a small, quasi-monastic community.


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Possidius knew Augustine for the entire 39 years or so of his priesthood, and wrote this short Life a few years after Augustine's death. I believe it is the only contemporary biography.

His writing is workmanlike and straightforward, and sheds light on Augustine's life and troubled times (so much like our own).4/5. More than simply the biography of a great saint, The Life of Saint Augustine provides a tantalizing glimpse into life in late Roman Africa--a prosperous society on the verge of destruction.

This edition of Weiskotten's translation has been completely re-typeset for the modern reader/5(4). The Life follows the traditional genre of literary biography, chronicling and detailing the admirable character traits of Augustine.

While Augustine is quick to criticize much of his motivations, Augustine's friend Possidius writes of a more mature Augustine, who has much to be admired.4/5(1). The Life and Prayers of Saint Augustine is another great book from the Wyatt North series on saints.

I'd like to have given the book five stars for content but the number of /5(39). Possidius' Life of Augustine is the main source for Augustine's later life, after he returned to Africa from Italy in AD.

Possidius was not classically educated like Augustine was, so the style is simple, and sometimes sounds more medieval than ancient Roman/5(2). The Life and Prayers of Saint Augustine is another great book from the Wyatt North series on saints.

I'd like to have given the book five stars for content but the number of typographical errors made the reading difficult/5(40). Augustine - The Book of Life is the 'brain' of The School of Life, a gathering of the best ideas around wisdom and emotional intelligence.

Augustine was a Christian philosopher who lived in the early 5th century AD on the fringes of the rapidly declining Roman Empire, in the North African town of Hippo (present day Annaba, in Algeria). More than five million words of St.

Augustine’s writings survive, ranging from sermons to theological treatises. Of these, two have had particularly lasting influence: The City of God and Confessions. The former is a philosophical defense of Christianity that outlines a new way to understand human society, and the latter is largely a spiritual self-examination.

Life of St. Augustine (St. Possidius) – audiobook; or read online here. The Confessions of St. Augustine (St. Augustine of Hippo) – read online or pdf; pdf also here; or audiobook here. The Life of St.

Augustine, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church (P. Moriarty) – pdf, text, kindle format. Yet, without this little biography written by his intimate friend Possidius, bishop of Calama, we would know comparatively little about Augustine's life after his baptism.

In straight-forward, unadorned prose, Possidius shows Augustine as a powerful intellect, voluminous writer, and compelling orator, willing and able to defend the Church against all comers be they pagans, Donatists, Arians or : Arx Publishing.

He poignantly describes Augustine's final illness as he lay locked inside Hippo Regius with the barbarian host literally at the city gates. More than simply the biography of a great saint, The Life Author: Saint Possidius. But he also presents an Augustine who humbly endured the everyday trials and difficulties of life as a bishop in Roman Africa.

He shows a man who ate sparingly, worked tirelessly, despised gossip, shunned the temptations of the flesh, and exercised prudence and frugality in the financial stewardship of his see.

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Confessions is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by Saint Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between and AD.

The work outlines Saint Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of Saint Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles.

Its. My Catholic Life. A journey of personal conversion. Book I – The Confessions of Saint Augustine. Table of Contents. Great art Thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is Thy power, and Thy wisdom infinite. And Thee would man praise; man, but a particle of Thy creation; man, that bears about him his mortality, the witness of his sin, the.

6 Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book Stewardship of Time and Resources Giving is an integral part of a faithful and joyful Christian life, just as the Offertory is an essential aspect of the Eucharistic Action.

The question is not whether to give, but how much. For many, the standard of the tithe—10 percent of one’s income— is the basis for File Size: KB. Augustine - St. Augustine - Life retold: As outlined above, the story of Augustine’s life will seem in numerous ways unfamiliar to readers who already know some of it.

The story of his early life is exceedingly well known—better known than that of virtually any other Greek or Roman worthy. This week marked the birthday of St. Augustine (b. CE) — one of the church’s most heralded theologians.

Although hundreds of books have been written on his life and work, we offer this list of our picks for the best books out there. Augustine looked back years later on the life at Cassiciacum, a villa outside of Milan where he gathered with his followers, and described it as Christianae vitae otium – the leisure of Christian : 13 November AD, Thagaste, Numidia.

Augustine's influence on Christianity is thought by many to be second only to that of St. Paul, and theologians, both Roman Catholic and Protestant, look upon him as one of the founders of Western theology.

His Confessions is considered a classic of Christian autobiography. This work (c), the prime source for St. Augustine's life, is a beautifully written apology for the Christian convert.

Commencing with the invocation of God, Augustine relates in detail the beginning of his life, his infancy and boyhood, up to his fifteenth year; at which age he acknowledges that he was more inclined to all youthful pleasures and vices than to the study of letters.

Chapter 1.St. Augustine was born in A.D. in a small town in what is now Algeria, North Africa. His father was a pagan, but his mother was a devout Christian believer, later canonized and known to the whole Catholic world as St.

Monica. As a young man, Augustine prepared for a career as a teacher of Rhetoric, and subsequently taught in Carthage and in.St.

Augustine - St. Augustine - Augustine’s spirit and achievement: Augustine’s impact on the Middle Ages cannot be overestimated. Thousands of manuscripts survive, and many serious medieval libraries—possessing no more than a few hundred books in all—had more works of Augustine than of any other writer.

His achievement is paradoxical inasmuch as—like a modern artist who makes more.