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Augustine of Hippo RS project

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James Buxton

on 10 March 2011

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Transcript of Augustine of Hippo RS project

Augustine of Hippo Early life Augustine was born in 354 AD in Thagaste in North Africa Thagaste was a provincial Roman city His father, Patricius, was a pagan and his mother, Monica, was a christian Augustine wasn't always a priest. During his early years he often became drunk and was constantly out at parties. He stopped this when he suddenly acquired a burning desire to find a deeper meaning in life. Augustine was baptised when he was 32 years old. At first, Augustine never considered becoming a priest. However, after he was baptised, he became holy and was asked by the Christian church to become a priest in Hippo, a nearby city. When Augustine was 45 years old, he wrote a book called 'Confessions'. It was a story about his early life. Augustine became a famous theologian throughout the church. He produced vast amounts of written work. His most famous piece of work was his book called 'The City of God' His teaching became the most important than any other in forming christian teaching during the last 1000 years. He began to write this in 410AD. It took thirteen years to write 'The City of God' That year, the city of Rome was taken by foreign invaders This shook the world and then showed that the Roman empire was going to fall. This encouraged Augustine to write about how God's empire would look. THE END
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