Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, by Peter Brown - Chapter 4, Part 2 - Chapters 8, 9, & 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4, Part 2 - Chapters 8, 9, & 10 Summary and Analysis

The first awareness is to see that Augustine's mother at this point is working to arrange a marriage match for Augustine. She is handling this for him. Augustine meets Ambrose and is taken under the elder's protective wing. The people of Milan have Augustine switch from being a provincial governor to being a bishop for the city of Milan. Brown writes this quite explicitly that it was at the behest of the populace rather than the politician forcing this on the people. Ambrose is 14 years older than Augustine and helps him come to terms with political religious roles. The relationship was rather one-sided in that Ambrose was busy and had barely met Augustine, but Augustine was very influenced by Ambrose- due to the former's receptivity and the latter's position. The competition between religions is very...

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