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Confessions

397 - 398

Augustine wrote his famous memoirs, the Confessions, during 397-398. Considered both a work of high literary art and profound philosophical exploration, Confessions is addressed directly to God as a series of prayers and musings, and is still widely circulated, and very readable, today.

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Augustine of Hippo

Saint Augustine of Hippo was a Roman African, early Christian theologian and philosopher from Numidia whose writings influenced the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was the bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa and is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers in Western Christianity for his writings in…

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