Biography: Saint Augustine Of Hippo's Life
St. Augustine of Hippo was a “bishop of Hippo Regius in Northern Africa” (Editors). He was “one of the greatest theologians” (Pennock, 16). “He is the patron saint of brewers, printers, and theologians” (“Augustine of Hippo”). “He was born at Tagaste in 354 to Patricius, a pagan and St. Monica, a Christian” (Editors). “At 11, he went to school to get education about Latin literature, pagan beliefs, and practices” (Editors). “His mother raised him as a Christian, but he was influenced to go into the Manichaean religion, which taught of an amazing battle between good and evil, and had a lazy conscionable” (Editors and “Life of Augustine”). Overall, St. Augustine turned his life around through religion and his teachings. …show more content…
Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo”). “In Milan, she met Bishop St. Ambrose” (“St. Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo”). ‘Ambrose reassured her saying, “Go on your way, and God bless you, for it is not possible that the son of these tears should be lost”’ (“St. Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo”). “Ambrose preached and inspired Augustine into Christianity” (St. Monica, Mother of Augustine of Hippo”). “After 17 years of denying God, Augustine was finally baptized at 31” (Editors). “He was ordained a priest, a bishop, and a writer during his life” (Editors). “After his mother’s death, he wrote The Confessions about Monica’s life and death “(Pennock, 68). “The Confessions was a set of 13 books in Latin about his conversion to Christianity” (Editors). “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee” (“The Confessions of St. Augustine Bishop of Hippo”).
After the fall of Rome by the Visigoths, he wrote City of God to help the Christians get their confidence back. “City of God divides history into a massive struggle between the sinful inhabitants of the City of Man, exemplified by the dying Roman Empire, and the pilgrims or believers in God who live in the City of God” (Pennock, 88). “Every good man resists others in those points in which he resists himself”( Augustine of Hippo). In this writing, he brings up “the Church is not perfect because the Church has sinners” (Pennock, 88). He talks about sin, and the influence of