Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, by Peter Brown - Chapter 9: Part 3 - Chapters 23 & 24 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 9: Part 3 - Chapters 23 & 24 Summary and Analysis

Chapter 23: Doctrina Christiana. Brown writes of Augstine's tendency towards interpretation through an allegorical method. He uses this system to bring together great meaning from even the most complex portions of The Old Testament. Augustine was a strong proponent of The Bible, including to pagans. He claimed that it is as potent as the classics by Homer and Virgil. Augustine's ability to devise The Bible for use with a curriculum would prove profound. This very method allowed the knowledge to be preserved for centuries, all the way through the Dark Ages of Europe, and hence, it has managed to come to us in the dawn of the New Millenium. Augustine created extensive writings about the Roman Empire in which he separated the role of the laws from the old gods. He did this in order to...

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