Augustine of Hippo is arguably one of the most scholarly saints. As one of the most important Western philosophers, Augustine is often noted for wrestling with the ideas of the Manicheans and eventually for his conversion to Christianity. Born in what is now modern-day Algeria, Augustine spent a good deal of his life as an administrator in northern Africa and left a voluminous body of writings. These include the two works most familiar to the public, "Confessions" and "The City of God Against the Pagans." Visitors to this site, developed by Professor James O'Donnell (now the provost of Georgetown University), will find a number of Augustine's most important works (in a number of translations) here, along with critical commentaries and research materials of note. For anyone interested in the substantial philosophical and theological musings of Augustine, this site will prove to be most enlightening.
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