A 6 page discussion of the life and contributions of this Fifth century philosopher. Outlines Augustine’s background, pointing out the dichotomy between his birthplace in Africa and Rome as well as the dichotomy of his Christian mother and his uncommitted father who converted to Christianity only on his death bed. After Augustine’s conversion to Christianity he quickly became one of the greatest scholars of scripture of all time. Even more importantly, he would wield the power of his knowledge against the teachings of the cult of the Manichees and devote considerable attention as well to his investigations of original sin and other teachings. In these and subsequent attacks he won the trust that indeed he had given up his old ways and was intent on spreading the words of Christianity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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