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Saint Augustine - (Penguin Lives Biographies) by Garry Wills (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 150

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Series Title: Penguin Lives Biographies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books

Age Range: Teen

Author: Garry Wills

Language: English

Street Date: August 30, 2005
TCIN: 54271804
UPC: 9780143035985
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-1346

Description

Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What The Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017.

Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills brings the same fresh scholarship, lively prose, and critical appreciation that characterize his well-known books on religion and American history to this outstanding biography of one of the most influential Christian philosophers.

Saint Augustine follows its subject from his youth in fourth-century Africa to his conversion and subsequent development as a theologian. It challenges the widely held misconceptions about Augustine's sexual excesses and shows how, in embracing classical philosophy, Augustine managed to enlist "pagan authors" in the defense of Christianity. The result is a biography that makes a spiritual ancestor feel like our contemporary.

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