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    The Impact of Saint Augustine of Hippo

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    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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    only on his death bed. After Augustines 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. PPstAgus.rtf The Impact of Saint Augustine of Hippo by - 5 Nov 2001   paper properly! St. Augustine of Hippo was  one of the most influential philosophers of all time. Influential in molding what was to become Catholic orthodoxy, he was also one of the most prolific writers of ancient  times (The Economist, 1999). Born in Tagaste (in modern-day Algeria) in 354 he would live to the age of seventy-six (ODonnell, 2001). In many ways St. Augustines life  would serve as a bridge between pagan Rome and the Christian middle ages (ODonnell, 2001). His influence would, in fact, be widespread. He would tirelessly examine:  "the cauldron of competing doctrines which swirled at the heart of the early church...All medieval philosophers drew  on his work, or had to confront it, and his wrestling with issues such as perception, free will and the nature of time have continued to attract the interest of 

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