Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, by Peter Brown - Book 1, Augustine of Hippo : Part 1, The Second Half of Part 1 Summary & Analysis

Peter Brown (historian)
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Book 1, Augustine of Hippo : Part 1, The Second Half of Part 1 Summary and Analysis

This summary section covers the second half of Part 1, which is chapters 4,5 & 6. The first of these is Wisdom. Augustine began to feel the passionate interest in this during his adolescent crisis. Augustine's home life was definitely Christian within a pagan-rich environment. Christian rites could protect against demons as effectively as immunizations guard against diseases for the modern people. Monica tended to be devout and to instruct the children in religion, whereas Patricius, the father was not even discernibly a believer. He practiced Catholicism in Carthage. Christian Scriptures were relied upon as the basis for the local laws and were used in trials. People endeavored to keep to 'the word' quite precisely and accurately. The Manichees are the first religion other than Christianity that...

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