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|Augustine||Augustine (also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Augustine of Hippo) is the narrator of his own story of receiving God's grace and converting to Catholicism. Read More|
|God||God is the name used for a personified concept of divinity that transcends time and space and is the origin of creation. Read More|
|Monica||Monica (also known as Saint Monica) is the devout mother of Augustine who prays for his conversion. Read More|
|Bishop Ambrose||Bishop Ambrose (also known as Ambrose or Saint Ambrose) introduces Augustine to reading the Old Testament less literally and more metaphorically; he eventually baptizes Augustine. Read More|
|Alypius||Alypius is Augustine's best friend; his commitment to celibacy is an inspiration to Augustine. Read More|
|Adeodatus||Adeodatus is Augustine's son by his common-law wife.|
|Adeodatus's mother||Adeodatus's mother, Augustine's common-law wife for 14 or 15 years, is never named.|
|Elpidius||Elpidius is a prominent North African Arian theologian who impresses Augustine by besting the Manichaeans in debate.|
|Faustus||Faustus (also Bishop Faustus) is a Manichaean bishop who fails to satisfactorily answer Augustine's questions about doctrine.|
|Firminus||Firminus is a friend of Augustine who strongly believes in astrology.|
|Nebridius||Nebridius is a good friend of Augustine and part of his circle of seekers of truth. He eventually converts to Catholicism.|
|Patricius||Patricius is Augustine's pagan father who works for the Roman government in Thagaste. He converts to Catholicism before he dies.|
|Ponticianus||Ponticianus is a friend from Africa who visits Augustine and Alypius and tells them about Antony of Egypt, a hermit, ascetic, and mystic.|
|Simplicianus||Simplicianus succeeds Ambrose as bishop of Milan. He gives Augustine spiritual direction and deepens his understanding of the Neoplatonist writers.|
|Symmachus||Symmachus is the prefect of Rome and a leading rhetorician (one skilled in debate).|
|Valentinian||Valentinian (also Valentinian II) is the emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire from 375 to 392 CE; Augustine briefly works as his chief rhetorician (speech writer).|
|Verecundus||Verecundus is a wealthy teacher of rhetoric and a friend to Augustine and his circle.|
|Victorinus||Victorinus (also Marius Victorinus) is a famous orator who translated the Neoplatonic texts Augustine reads.|
|Vindicianus||Vindicianus is a respected physician and a Christian who warns Augustine about the folly of astrology.|