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Augustine: Conversions to Confessions by Robin Lane Fox

By Robin Lane Fox

Saint Augustine is among the so much influential figures in all of Christianity, but his route to sainthood used to be under no circumstances guaranteed. Born in advert 354 to a pagan father and a Christian mom, Augustine spent the 1st thirty years of his lifestyles suffering to appreciate the character of God and his global. He realized approximately Christianity as a toddler yet used to be by no means baptized, deciding on as an alternative to immerse himself within the examine 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 formative years with exceptional perception, displaying how Augustine's quest for wisdom and religion eventually 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 fantastically written, Augustine may be the definitive biography of this gigantic determine for many years to come back.

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