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Saint Augustine A Life

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ISBN-10: 0143035983

ISBN-13: 9780143035985

Edition: N/A

Authors: Garry Wills

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Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills brings the same fresh scholarship, lively prose, and critical appreciation that characterize his well-known books on religion and American history to this outstanding biography of one of the most influential Christian philosophers. Saint Augustinefollows its subject from his youth in fourth-century Africa to his conversion and subsequent development as a theologian. It challenges the widely held misconceptions about Augustines sexual excesses and shows how, in embracing classical philosophy, Augustine managed to enlist pagan authors in the defense of Christianity. The result is a biography that makes a spiritual ancestor feel like our contemporary.
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

Garry Wills, 1934 - Garry Wills was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1934. Wills received a B.A. from St. Louis University in 1957, an M.A. from Xavier University of Cincinnati in 1958, an M.A. (1959) and a Ph.D. (1961) in classics from Yale. Wills was a junior fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies from 1961-62, an associate professor of classics and adjunct professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins University from 1962-80. Wills was the first Washington Irving Professor of Modern American History and Literature at Union College, and was also a Regents Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara, Silliman Seminarist at Yale, Christian Gauss Lecturer at Princeton, W.W. Cook…