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Augustine, 354-430 CE

Augustine

Augustine, as portrayed by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1480

Augustine of Hippo, also known as St. Augustine, was one of the Latin Church Fathers. He was a philosopher and theologian who argued that evil arose from the original sin committed by Adam and Eve and could be cured only through God’s grace. He had a profound influence on Western Christian thought, and greatly influenced the medieval worldview.

Augustine was a prolific author. His works include-

The City of God (De civitate Dei)

Confessions (Confessiones)

On the Trinity (De Trinitate)

On Christian Doctrine (De doctrina Christiana)

 

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