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Unformatted text preview: Ingrid Shih REL 1350-29 8 February 2011 Augustine Life (354-430) Most important person Born in Tagaste, North Africa, to Monica (Christian) and Patricius (pagan) o Same place at Perpetua and Tertullian o Last great person to come out of North Africa o Mother is really famous A web of sin o Story of youthful lusts o Sin blinds me from Your presence o Story of the pears Stole pears but then threw them away 371 Student of rhetoric o Person of persuasive speech A Manichee (374-83) o Lord Give Me Chastity, But Not Yet o Kind of like Gnosticism Rhetoritician in Milan, 384, attracted to Neo-Platonism Heard Ambrose allegorize Old Testament; previously had rejected a literal reading Sent away concubine, problem of lust persists Conversion Romans 13:13-14; August, 386 o Tolle lege- Pick it up and read Cassacium ascetic community his writings reveal a Neo- Platonic Christianity Baptized, 387 Bishop of Hippo (396-430) Confessions autobiography (Christian Classic) o ON TEST 2! o Becomes a best seller Ingrid Shih REL 1350-29 8 February 2011 Battles of the Bishop: Augustine Challenged Manicheanism, Pelagianism, Donatism Set of beliefs of Augustine and Pelagius Pelagianism Pelagius Brit ish monk (Irish?) Highly educated, and of saintly character (ascetic)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2011 for the course REL 1350 taught by Professor Holleyman during the Spring '07 term at Baylor.
- Spring '07