Augustine: a new biography

Book Cover
Pub. Date:
1st ed.

Augustine, sinner and saint, the celebrated theologian who served as bishop of ... Hippo from 396 C.E. until his death in ... 430 C.E. , is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the western world. Augustine: A New Biography tells the story of Augustine from the vantage point of Hippo, where he spent almost forty years as priest and bishop. During Augustine's post-Confessions years he became prominent as a churchman, politician, and writer, and James J. O'Donnell looks back at the events in the Confessions from this period in Augustine's life.

Much of Augustine's writing consists of sermons and letters rich in vivid primary material about the events of his time. Prosperous men converting to Christianity to get ahead, priests covering up their sexual and financial peccadilloes, generals playing coldly calculated games of Roman barbarian geopolitics -- these are the figures who stand out in Augustine's world and who populate O'Donnell's intriguing portrait set against a background of the battle over the future of Christianity. This book reveals much of what Augustine didn't confess.

More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Like This
More Details
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 481b888e-846c-8429-59a9-88405e26a4e8
Grouping Title augustine a new biography
Grouping Author odonnell james joseph
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-15 01:32:17AM
Last Indexed 2019-06-17 05:06:02AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author O'Donnell, James Joseph, 1950-
author_display O'Donnell, James Joseph
available_at_ccu Colorado Christian University
detailed_location_ccu CCU Circulating Books (Lower Level)
format_category_ccu Books
format_ccu Book
id 481b888e-846c-8429-59a9-88405e26a4e8
isbn 9780060535377
item_details ils:.b2562698x|.i59839041|CCU Circulating Books (Lower Level)|BR 1720 .A9 O36 2005|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||ccbk||
itype_ccu Book
last_indexed 2019-06-17T11:06:02.431Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_ccu BR 1720 .A9 O36 2005
owning_library_ccu Colorado Christian University
owning_location_ccu Colorado Christian University
primary_isbn 9780060535377
publishDate 2005
record_details ils:.b2562698x|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Ecco,|[2005]|xiv, 396 pages ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b2562698x .i59839041 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 80, 76, 77, 78, 79
subject_facet Augustine, -- of Hippo, Saint, -- 354-430, Biographies, Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography
title_display Augustine : a new biography
title_full Augustine : a new biography / James J. O'Donnell
title_short Augustine :
title_sub a new biography
topic_facet Augustine, Christian saints