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Unformatted text preview: These things he did. 11. He yielded to his physical desires again and took for himself another mistress. 12. Influences: Monica, close friends, and the preaching of Ambrose, Bishop of Milan. 13. In the garden he heard a child’s voice from across the wall saying, “Take up and read.” (Romans 13). This reading brought him to a decision whereupon he avowed his allegiance to Christ. 14. Shortly he was baptized by Ambrose. 15. A year later Augustine left Milan, along with his mother and his son, and went back to North Africa. Monica died en route and his son died about a year later. 16. This grief, plus other influences, led him to take up the monastic life. 17. He moved to Hippo, started a monastery, and became the Bishop of Hippo. 18. Continued in Hippo for 30 years until his death. 19. He wrote numerous letters, sermons, essays, and books. His two best known writings were the books The City of God and Confessions ....
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