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Henry Chadwick
Birth date: June 23, 1920
Died: June 17, 2008
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Saint Augustine, at heart, is a theologian, and the problem I find with most theologians is that much of their work tends to be dry and academic, and Saint Augustine is no exception. However in his Confessions we encounter a completely different side, at least in the first nine books. Saint Augustin...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
The problem with the time period that Chadwick is writing about here is that the main source that we rely upon is Eusebius, and many people are somewhat concerned about his objectively in relation to the church prior to it becoming the official religion of the Roman Empire. It is not that we do not ...
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Level up! rated it 6 years ago
Took me a long time to read this one; I think I've been too heavy on the classics-side of my reading list, and I'm getting burned on classics.Hmm... first of all, "of Hippo"... how awesome! I want that as a last name.Okay, on the whole, an interesting conversion story to read. Augustine is a thinker...
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Reading Adler's List rated it 8 years ago
Augustine was a lusty fellow. A trait he considered one of his major flaws and one he struggled for most of his life to suppress. In what must have been sensationalist terms at the time, and given his position in the Church, he describes his path from skilled rhetorician to Manichean to Catholic. ...
The Review Man
The Review Man rated it 8 years ago
Up to four stars now. Augustine was a cool dude. His views on music were sorta dumb but everyone's allowed to say one stupid thing in their lives, I suppose.
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