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Saint Augustine

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354 - 430 CE Saint Augustine
of Hippo Roles: Teacher, philosopher, theologian, author. Overview Biography Biography cont'd Literature Considered one of the most important minds in Christianity. Born to a pagan father, christian mother. Studied rhetoric and grammar. Read “Hortensius of Cicero", soon studied philosophy. Was a teacher from 373 to 384 Converted to Christianity in 386,
became a priest in the town in Hippo Died in 430 CE at age 75. Quotes "Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering.”  "Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” “The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Originally Manichean Confessions (397 CE) Personal Experiences of Augustine City of God (413 CE) Augustine's Manifesto Philosophy Original Sin Doctrine that people are cursed because of Adam and Eve. Baptism is the only way to rid impurities. Just War Criteria which must be met for wars to be justified. Ex: If wars are fought in name of God, they're justified Legacy Original Sin and Baptism are important aspects of Catholicism Both books are widely read to this day St.Thomas Aquinas inspired by Just War Natural Law God was supreme authority Cities should be modeled after the City of God, a Christian Utopia Works Cited Brainy Quotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Oct. 2012. <http://www.brainyquote.com/
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