By Robin Lane Fox
Saint Augustine is likely one of the so much influential figures in all of Christianity, but his route to sainthood used to be in no way guaranteed. Born in advert 354 to a pagan father and a Christian mom, Augustine spent the 1st thirty years of his existence suffering to appreciate the character of God and his international. He discovered approximately Christianity as a baby yet used to be by no means baptized, settling on as a substitute to immerse himself within the learn of rhetoric, Manicheanism, after which Neoplatonism—all the whereas indulging in a lifetime of lust and greed.
In Augustine, the acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox re-creates Augustine's adolescence with extraordinary perception, displaying how Augustine's quest for wisdom and religion ultimately introduced him to Christianity and a lifetime of celibacy. Augustine's Confessions, a shiny description of his trip towards conversion and baptism, nonetheless serves as a version of spirituality for Christians round the world.
Magisterial and wonderfully written, Augustine often is the definitive biography of this titanic determine for many years to return.
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