A New Biography
ISBN10: 0060535385 ISBN13: 9780060535384 Contributors: O'Donnell, James Joseph Publisher: Ecco Press Published: May 1 2006 Pages: 396 Weight: 0.80lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Saint Augustine -- 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. His autobiography, Confessions, remains among the most important religious writings in the Christian tradition. In this eye-opening and eminently readable biography, renowned historical scholar James J. O'Donnell picks up where Augustine himself left off to offer a fascinating, in-depth portrait of an unparalleled politician, writer, and churchman in a time of uncertainty and religious turmoil.
Augustine is a triumphant chronicle of an extraordinary life that is certain to surprise and enlighten even those who believed they knew the complex and remarkable man of God.