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A superb new translation brings the words of Augustine the preacher stirringly to life!

When the great Saint Augustine was called from his country home to become Bishop of Hippo in the fourth century, his new responsibilities took him away from the solitude of his writing and into the glare of the public eye. The author of two of the greatest works of religious literature,...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published October 15th 2002 by Image (first published November 1st 1999)
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Jeff
Great collection of St. Augustine's sermons which are organized around four main Christian holidays. Dont let the fact that the author is St. Augustine scare you off - this is not the City of God depth of writing. These were sermons that he delivered to common people and were intended not to illustrate his depth of thought but to simply communicate the Gospel. He proves to not only be a brilliant philosopher but even more impressive, able to communicate clearly with people who were not on his le...more
Lisa
Who says those old guys are boring? This is a delightful and fresh translation of some of Augustine's best sermons, and it really brings them to life. Augustine just had such a brilliant mind, that's all there is to it.
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Augustine of Hippo, also known as St. Augustine, St. Austin, was bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. According to his contemporary J...more
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