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Ordination as bishop

395

In 395, Augustine was ordained Bishop of Hippo. He gave his family’s home to the church in Thagaste and remained in Hippo as bishop for the remainder of his life.

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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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