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Augustine of Hippo 354 – 430 was an early Christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy.

Augustine is recognized as a saint in the Catholic Church, the Eastern Christian Church, and the Anglican Communion and as a preeminent Doctor of the Church. He is also the patron of the Augustinians. His memorial is celebrated on 28 August, the day of his death. Augustine is the patron saint of brewers, printers, theologians, the alleviation of sore eyes, and a number of cities and dioceses.[6] Many Protestants, especially Calvinists and Lutherans, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teachings on salvation and divine grace. Lutherans, and Martin Luther in particular, held and hold Augustine in preeminence (after the Bible and St. Paul). And it is little wonder that Luther himself was a member of the Order of the Augustinian Eremites (1505-1521).

The Confessions
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The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered the all time number one Christian classic. It is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer. Augustine was probably forty-three when he began this endeavor. He had been a baptized Catholic for ten years, a priest for...
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City of God
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St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines ...
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Confessions
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The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas ...
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Confessions
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In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine re...
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Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.

— St. Augustine

Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.

— St. Augustine

He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.

— St. Augustine

Love is the beauty of the soul.

— St. Augustine

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

— St. Augustine

Seek not abroad, turn back into thyself, for in the inner man dwells the truth.

— St. Augustine

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.

— St. Augustine

What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you are not.

— St. Augustine