Publisher description for Augustine of Hippo : selected writings / foreword by Francine Du Plessix Gray ; edited by Emilie Griffin ; translation by Mary T. Clark.


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Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is one of the most influential figures in the history of the Church. A bishop, philosopher, and doctor of the Church whose thought has molded the Western tradition, Augustine was deeply spiritual, and his writings emphasize the soul's experience of God in its depths. This book features selections from his writings, including Confessions and The City of God, and is the perfect introduction to his influential spiritual life and teachings.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Theology -- Early works to 1800.
Sermons, Latin -- Translations into English.