354 - 430
Saint Augustine of Hippo is the most influential of the Christian
writers and is called a Doctor of the Western Church
Augustine was born in North Africa. He studied philosophy in Carthage, and went to Milan in 384 where he became a Christian under the influence of Saint Ambrose, bishop of Milan. He recounted the story of his conversion in the 'Confessions'.
Augustine returned to Africa to become bishop of Hippo. He wrote his
masterpiece 'The city of God', which espoused a relgious philosophy of
predestination. He fused the religion of the New Testament with the
Platonic tradition of Greek philosophy.
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From the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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