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Augustine of Hippo: A Life,
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This a masterly work by a master of his subject. Augustine was one of the most subtle minds of antiquity, and a man who explored his own mind by putting it into words of compelling power. Through the survival of his works he also played a decisive role in forming the mind and shaping the theological and political discourse of Western Europe until quite recent times. The late Henry Chadwick has written a study of this astonishing man which is at once clear, penetrating and accessible. While locating Augustine in the (to us ) strange intellectual and social setting of the late Roman Empire, he opens up issues in Augutine's life and thought which still have the power to bother us.