Augustine of Hippo

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Augustine of Hippo


Born
in Thagaste (now Souk Ahras), Algeria
November 02, 0354

Died
August 21, 0430

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Influences


Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis, in English 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 Jerome, Augustine "established anew the ancient Faith." In his early years he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus. After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a v ...more

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
Augustine of Hippo

“Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”
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“I was not yet in love, yet I loved to love...I sought what I might love, in love with loving.”
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