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    Augustine of Hippo was an early Christian theologian and philosopher. He was born 13th of November 354 and died on the 28th of August 430. His writings significantly influenced Western Christianity and Western Philosophy. He was born the municipium of Thagaste, today known as Algeria, and considered himself African. His mother was a devout Christian, and his father was a Pagan who converted to Christianity on his deathbed. From a legal standpoint, his family were Romans. His family were honestiores, an upper class of citizens known as honorable men. It is believed that Augustine's first language was Latin. From an early age, Augustine became familiar with Latin Literature, attending a school in Madaurus. In his autobiography, he states that…

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    history, their has been numerous philosophical thinkers who have dedicated their teachings and works to a greater divine being. Two influential philosophical figures that have dedicated their works to the further understanding of God and how he relates with the world around us is Saint Thomas Aquinas and Augustine of Hippo. These two innovative thinkers were consistent with their principles of faith and reasoning, the existence of God, and theories of other religious ideas interpreted from a…

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    St. Augustine of Hippo Saint Augustine, also called Saint Augustine of Hippo, original Latin name Aurelius Augustinus born Nov. 13, 354, died Aug. 28, 430. He was born in Tagaste, a modest Roman community. Augustine is one of the most significant christian thinkers and that has written numerous important books and helped lay the foundation for much of medieval and modern Christian thought. Augustine is remarkable for what he did and extraordinary for what he wrote. If none of his books had…

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    view till today. St. Augustine bishop of Hippo had an immense influenced the development of western ideological and political thoughts. This was because St. Augustine gave important insights that were taken up by successors, scholars and experts of politics and government. These thoughts by later scholars that were based on Augustinian foundations generally developed along lines that Augustine presumably would not have wished. St. Augustine Bishop of Hippo never postulated a political theory of…

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    Saint Augustine of Hippo was viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity whose writings and teachings influenced the development of western Christianity. Augustine was born in Roman, Africa and was raised by his Mother who was a devout Christian and Father a Pagan who converted to Christianity when baptized on his deathbed. At a young age Augustine was the first and only one in his siblings sent off to be educated. While being educated he became familiar with Latin…

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    St. Augustine of Hippo, Christian philosopher, theologian and writer. Aurelius Augustinus as he was originally called, was born on 13th November, 354 in Tagaste, Numidia, Northern Africa, what is currently known as the country of Algeria in the continent of Africa. St. Augustine’s father was called Patricius, and his mother was named, Monica. Patricius was not a Christian devote, he only became a Christian when he was near death. Augustine's mother on the other hand, was a devout Christian. She…

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    of St. Augustine of Hippo is often limited to his profoundly popular work, the Confessions. This is precisely why James J. O’Donnell wrote his biography on the life of Saint Augustine. The thesis of this work is to delve beyond the legend, and expounds upon the daily life and public actions of Augustine. James J. O’Donnell surely has the credentials to write on this topic, given that he based this book on the corse that he taught at Yale University, which is also the university from which he…

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    Saint Augustine of Hippo and Saint Athanasius of Alexandria were both Church Fathers that had a renowned impact on Christian philosophy and Christian theology. In their works, these first century theologians wrestled with issues such as divine providence, the will of God, God’s relationship with the human race, salvation, and many more topics of discussion still relevant to theologians in the present day. Like many of their peers in the church, they agreed on certain matters, one of which is…

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    “God is always trying to give good things to us, but our hands are too full to receive them.” ― Augustine of Hippo, City of God Panegyric: Saint Augustine is the figure of the great Bishop of Hippo (the city of Bona). His book City of God became a monumental theology of history as Augustine’s analysis is timeless and universal. Paraphrastic: If our hands are full when God is trying to hand us blessings, our hands are probably full of things that we are addicted to. That also means our…

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    During week 13 we started a brief outline on The Confessions of Augustine of Hippo. We had been discussing the writing in class for almost two weeks now, and started to compose and outline and understand the main topics covered in the reading. Our reading covered book twelve of The Confessions. Book twelve focuses on the explanation of Genesis, with special attention to the word Christ and also meaning of the Heavens. The Book of Genesis focuses on the stpry of creation. It’s important to note…

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