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An eventful meeting with Rome’s city prefect landed Augustine a prestigious academic position in Milan as a professor of rhetoric. Soon after arriving in late 384, Augustine visted Ambrose, the Bishop of Milan, who was himself a great rhetorician as a preacher. The two became friends, and Ambrose’s influence would lead Augustine to faith in the following years.

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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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