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The Resource Augustine : a new biography, James J. O'Donnell

Augustine : a new biography, James J. O'Donnell

Label
Augustine : a new biography
Title
Augustine
Title remainder
a new biography
Statement of responsibility
James J. O'Donnell
Title variation
Augustine
Title variation remainder
a new biography
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Augustine, sinner and saint, the theologian who served as bishop of Hippo from 396 C.E. until his death in 430 C.E., is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the western world. During his post-Confessions years he became prominent as a churchman, politician, and writer, and O'Donnell looks back at the events in the Confessions from this period in Augustine's life. Much of Augustine's writing consists of sermons and letters about the events of his time: prosperous men converting to Christianity to get ahead, priests covering up sexual and financial peccadilloes, generals playing coldly calculated games of Roman geopolitics--these are the figures who stand out in Augustine's world and who populate O'Donnell's portrait, set against a background of the battle over the future of Christianity.--From publisher description
Summary
Presents the life of the celebrated Bishop of Hippo in the early fifth century, describing the backdrop of his career while focusing on the theologian's nearly forty-year service as bishop, politician, and writer
Biography type
individual biography
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197131
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 270.2/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1720.A9
LC item number
O36 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a new biography
Label
Augustine : a new biography, James J. O'Donnell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-376) and index
Contents
The view from Africa -- Augustine confesses -- A modern classic -- Augustine unvarnished -- Augustine in his books -- Augustine in public -- Augustine and the invention of Christianity -- The Augustinian putsch in Africa -- Loomings -- Augustine's great failure -- Augustine the theologians -- Who was Augustine?
Control code
2455866
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 396 p.
Isbn
9780060535377
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004058347
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56482389
  • (OCoLC)56482389
Label
Augustine : a new biography, James J. O'Donnell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-376) and index
Contents
The view from Africa -- Augustine confesses -- A modern classic -- Augustine unvarnished -- Augustine in his books -- Augustine in public -- Augustine and the invention of Christianity -- The Augustinian putsch in Africa -- Loomings -- Augustine's great failure -- Augustine the theologians -- Who was Augustine?
Control code
2455866
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 396 p.
Isbn
9780060535377
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004058347
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm56482389
  • (OCoLC)56482389

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