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Augustine By Robin Lane Fox

Augustine
by Robin Lane Fox

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Augustine by Robin Lane Fox

"This narrative of the first half of Augustine's life conjures the intellectual and social milieu of the late Roman Empire with a Proustian relish for detail." --New York Times
In Augustine, celebrated historian Robin Lane Fox follows Augustine of Hippo on his journey to the writing of his Confessions. Unbaptized, Augustine indulged in a life of lust before finally confessing and converting. Lane Fox recounts Augustine's sexual sins, his time in an outlawed heretical sect, and his gradual return to spirituality. Magisterial and beautifully written, Augustine is the authoritative portrait of this colossal figure at his most thoughtful, vulnerable, and profound.

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Augustine Reviews


Winner of the 2016 Wolfson History Prize
"One of the most distinguished and prolific living scholars of Late Antiquity ... Lane Fox ... reveals with remarkable enthusiasm and sympathy the spiritual and intellectual drama of his remarkable subject."--Financial Times
"A fanatically well-researched new account of Augustine."--National Review
"Robin Lane Fox has now done [Peter] Brown [author of Augustine of Hippo] one better.... Fox is such a good writer that interest never flags, and you always feel that 'you are there.'"--Mark Lilla, New York Times
"This book interweaves political, military and personal history to describe in detail the first four decades of Augustine's life... Fox explores everything that is known about the great teacher's life and social world, including his various lovers and intellectual partners."--Economist
"Mr. Fox traces with clarity the development of Augustine's thought, but also of his character.... [He] succeeds in offering us a figure whose inner and outer struggles, whose strengths and weaknesses, do somehow reach across the centuries and touch something profoundly human."--Wall Street Journal
"It is a profound understatement to observe that it was appropriate for Robin Lane Fox, at last, to tackle a biography of Augustine."--Financial Times
"Augustine: Conversions to Confessions is a compelling read.... A page-turner that might last the whole winter long, come spring you'll be all the more enlightened."--Chicago Tribune
"Fox has written an attentive, rich, and compelling book about Augustine which will reward scholars and edify non-specialists. It will also entertain both."--Catholic World Report

About Robin Lane Fox



Robin Lane Fox is a university reader in ancient history and an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford. The author of several books, Fox lives in Oxford, England.

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GOR010107823
Augustine by Robin Lane Fox
Robin Lane Fox
Used - Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2017-10-17
704
046509385X
9780465093854
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