Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, by Peter Brown - Chapter 10: Part 4 - Chapters 25, 26 & 27 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10: Part 4 - Chapters 25, 26 & 27 Summary and Analysis

Part IV begins. Augustine was unusual in the extent of his philosophical training, his commitment to reason, and the persistence of his interest in and pursuit of answers to challenging metaphysical questions. There is a preamble to this Part, it is a time table, with a few events selected. Most of them reflect political and religious changes in the region in which Augustine lived his life. In Chapter 25 Brown shows that Augustine was amongst those men who believed that all true Christians had their spiritual home in the city of Jerusalem - the "Heavenly City of Jerusalem". The Goths under a leader named Alaric marched into the city of Rome - but not until Rome was no longer the capital city of the Empire. That happened on 24 August 410 AD. If I can do you that...

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