RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 2681741 LA Latin and English on facing pages. T1 The city of God against the pagans A1 Augustine,, PB Harvard University Press PP Cambridge YR 1957 SN 0674994523 9780674994522 0674994531 9780674994539 0674994558 9780674994553 0674994566 9780674994560 0674994574 9780674994577 0674994582 9780674994584 0674994590 9780674994591 0434994170 9780434994175 0434994111 9780434994113 043499412X 9780434994120 0434994138 9780434994137 0434994146 9780434994144 0434994154 9780434994151 AB AUGUSTINUS (A.D. 354-430), son of a pagan Patricius of Tagaste in North Africa and his Christian wife Monica, while studying in Africa to become a rhetorician, plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts in search of truth, joining for a time the Manichaean society. He became a teacher of grammar at Tagaste, and lived much under the influence of his mother and his friend Alypius. About 383 he went to Rome and soon after to Milan as a teacher of rhetoric, being now attracted by the philosophy of the Sceptics and of the Neo-Platonists. His studies of Pauls letters with Alypius and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose led in 386 to his rejection of all sensual habits and to his famous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. After a year in Rome again and his mothers death he returned to Tagaste and there founded a religious community. In 395 or 396 he became Bishop of Hippo, and was henceforth engrossed in duties, writing and controversy. He died at Hippo during the successful siege by the Vandals. From his large output the Loeb Classical Library offers that great autobiography the Confessions which reveal Gods action in man; On the City of God which unfolds Gods action in the progress of the worlds history, and propounds the superiority of Christian beliefs over Pagan in adversity; and some of the Letters which are important for the study of ecclesiastical history and Augustines relations with other theologians.