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Ordination

391

Augustine was ordained priest in Hippo in 391. He was soon a famed preacher and polemicist, known for opposing the Manichaeans, whose cult he had joined in youth and then rejected.

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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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