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Augustine <sup>1</sup>

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246955.003.0049

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 Augustine  1

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Presents a brief account of Augustine's (354–430) life and ideas. The question of his conversion is considered through examination of his autobiographical writings. Augustine defended his sombre view of human moral capacities and his concept of predestination against Donatists, Pelagians, and Manichees, but ‘the heart of his religion is in the sermons’ and he was capable of admitting mistakes as well as stoutly defending his work against criticism.

Keywords: Augustine

Chapter.  2964 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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