By Henry Chadwick
Augustine (354-430) had a profound impression at the improvement of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the tips of theologians for over fifteen centuries. His phrases are nonetheless often quoted in devotions this present day and his key issues hold a notable modern relevance--what is where of the Church on this planet? what's the relation among nature and style? In Augustine of Hippo, the overdue Henry Chadwick--a popular authority on Augustine--describes with readability and heat the highbrow improvement of this key Father of the Church. In his typically rigorous but sympathetic kind, Chadwick strains Augustine's highbrow trip from schoolboy and pupil to Bishop and champion of Christendom in a interval of excessive political upheaval, delivering worthy perception into the development of Augustine's principles. With a foreword reflecting on Chadwick's specified method of Augustine through Peter Brown, and yet another studying checklist on Augustine compiled via Gillian Clark, this quantity is either an important evaluate of Augustine and a last tribute to at least one of the nice church historians of the 20th century.