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St. Augustine on Marriage and Sexuality

ISBN-10: 081320867X

ISBN-13: 9780813208671

Edition: 1996

Authors: Saint Augustine, Elizabeth Ann Clark

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List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
Publication date: 11/1/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Saint Augustine was born to a Catholic mother and a pagan father on November 13, 354, at Tagasta, near Algiers. He studied Latin literature and later taught rhetoric in Rome and Milan. He originally joined the Manicheans, a religious sect, but grew unhappy with some of their philosophies. He soon turned to Christianity and was baptized in 386. One of Augustine's major goals was a single, unified church. He was ordained a priest in 391 and appointed Bishop of Hippo, in Roman Africa, in 396, His writings and arguments with other sects include the Donatists and the Pelagians. On the Trinity, The City of God, and On Nature and Grace are some of his important writings. Confessions, which is considered his masterpiece, is an autobiographical work that recounts his restless youth and details the spiritual experiences that led him to Christianity. Many of Augustine's ideas, such as those concerning sin and predestination, became integral to the doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church. Augustine died on August 28, 430.

Abbreviations
Introduction
Augustine's Life and Models
Marriage and Sexuality in Augustine's Anti-Manichean Writings
The Ascetic Debates and Augustine's Response
Augustine's Mature Position in the Anti-Pelagian Writings
General Index
Index of Holy Scripture