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The Resource Select letters, Augustine ; with an English translation by James Houston Baxter, (electronic book)

Select letters, Augustine ; with an English translation by James Houston Baxter, (electronic book)

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Augustine ; with an English translation by James Houston Baxter
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  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Letters of Augustine (354-430CE) are important for the study of ecclesiastical history and Augustine's relations with other theologians.
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Augustine
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Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
PA6156
LC item number
.A948 2014
Literary form
letters
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bibliography
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Baxter, James Houston
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
239
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  • Christian saints
  • Christian saints
  • Theology
  • Theology
  • Augustine
  • Augustine
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Augustinus (354-430 CE), son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste in North Africa, and his Christian wife Monica, while studying in Africa to become a rhetorician, plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts in search of truth, joining for a time the Manichaean society. He became a teacher of grammar at Tagaste, and lived much under the influence of his mother and his friend Alypius. About 383 he went to Rome and soon after to Milan as a teacher of rhetoric, being now attracted by the philosophy of the Sceptics and of the Neo-Platonists. His studies of Paul's letters with Alypius and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose led in 386 to his rejection of all sensual habits and to his famous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He returned to Tagaste and there founded a religious community. In 395 or 396 he became Bishop of Hippo, and was henceforth engrossed with duties, writing and controversy. He died at Hippo during the successful siege by the Vandals. From Augustine's large output the Loeb Classical Library offers that great autobiography the Confessions (in two volumes); City of God (seven volumes), which unfolds God's action in the progress of the world's history, and propounds the superiority of Christian beliefs over pagan in adversity; and a selection of Letters which are important for the study of ecclesiastical history and Augustine's relations with other theologians
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general
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Select letters, Augustine ; with an English translation by James Houston Baxter, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
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multicolored
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hup0000339
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780674992641
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remote
Label
Select letters, Augustine ; with an English translation by James Houston Baxter, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
hup0000339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674992641
Specific material designation
remote

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