Augustine of hippo, also known as saint augustine, is one of the most important and well-known theologians in the history of the christian religion it is largely due to augustine's influence that western christianity subscribes to the doctrine of original sin, and the roman catholic church holds that. Aurelius augustinus (st augustine) lived in the roman empire from 354 to 430 ad in 386 he converted to christianity from the pagan machanean religion he was a teacher of rhetoric and his confessions, the city of god, and enchiridion are among the most influential works of western thought augustine's work in. The path to sainthood was a meandering one for aurelius augustinus hipponensis (augustine of hippo) born in in augustine's time, the great issue was not religion and science or religion and evolution, but christianity and the corpus of classical learning wait a minute, st augustine, do that again. Influence fascinates christians, non-christians, philosophers and others down to the present the illustrious bishop from roman africa has become an inspiration to many christians in the history of the church both catholics and reformers augustine has exercised a deep and continuing influence on the western world. Besides the bible there are a number of works which have greatly influenced catholic theology one of these works is de civitate dei ('about the city of god'), written by church father augustine in the beginning of the 5th century in this work he describes the conflict between two cities: the earthly city and the city of god. The christian philosopher and theologian st augustine (354-430) is best known for the confessions and the city of god influence of manichaeism for the thought of the period consult the monumental survey, a h armstrong, ed, the cambridge history of later greek and early medieval philosophy (1967). “on this day in 354, roman bishop and theologian saint augustine, one of the most important figures in the ancient western church, was born augustine, who would become a powerful advocate for orthodoxy, had a relatively unorthodox upbringing born aurelius augustinus to a pagan father and a catholic mother in. Augustine of hippo st augustine of hippo aurelius augustinus hipponensis (13 november 354 – 28 august 430), also known as saint augustine or saint austin, was an early christian theologian and philosopher whose writings influenced the development of western christianity and western philosophy he was the.
Saint augustine lat aurelius augustinus, 354–430, one of the latin fathers of the church and a doctor of the church, bishop of hippo (near present-day annaba, algeria), b tagaste (c40 mi/60 km s of hippo) life augustine's mother, st monica, was a great influence in his life she brought him up as a christian, but he. This was written by aurelius augustinus, aka st augustine of hippo historians while not the first autobiography ever written, it is considered to be the first modern western autobiography for 1,600 years, this book has influenced how christians (and many non-christians) have penned their life stories. St augustine of hippo was an early christian theologian and philosopher from numidia whose writings influenced the development of western christianity and western philosophy he was the bishop of hippo regius in north africa and is viewed as one of the most important church fathers in western christianity for his. Aurelius augustine, augustine of hippo, born ad 354, tagaste died august 28, 430, hippo regius (modern bône, now annaba, algeria) is a saint and it is largely due to augustine's influence that western christianity subscribes to the doctrine of original sin, and the roman catholic church holds that baptisms and.
354 ad aurelius augustine is born in thagaste, north africa (now souk ahras in algeria) to monica, a catholic and patricius a pagan who is a roman the influence of symmachus, the prefect of rome, his own merits as a teacher and the important fact that he was not a catholic christian, augustine. He was born in thagaste, a smallish town in north africa he came from an old carthaginian family his father, patricius augustinus, was a pagan who honored the old punic gods but his mother, monica, was a devoted christian, who persistently urged her religion on her children—and particularly on aurelius, who showed. People - ancient rome: augustine aurelius augustinus hipponensis (november 13, 354 august 28, 430), he was bishop of hippo regius whose writings were very influential in the development of western christianity augustīnus in harpers dictionary of classical antiquities augustīnus aurelius one of the most.
Notable names in christian history now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of jesus christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal god, so that all. He is one of the most important early figures in the development of western christianity, and was a major figure in bringing christianity to dominance in the of the life of saint anthony of the desert, and the combined influence of his mother, his friend simplicianus and, particularly, the influential bishop of milan, saint.
Augustine remains a central figure, both within christianity and in the history of western thought himself much influenced by platonism and neo-platonism, particularly by plotinus, augustine was important to the baptism of greek thought and its entrance into the. Born under the name aurelius augustinus, he was the christian bishop of hippo, a north african roman outpost in the waning days of the roman empire, when christian st augustine was also influenced by the skeptics, a group that in its extreme forms avoided all activity and human contact by going into the desert. The son of a christian mother and a pagan father, he developed a strong interest in rhetoric and philosophy, and he left home in his late teens to study in carthage although his childhood had a heavy christian influence, augustine did not follow christian teachings or practices, but rather lived a hedonistic lifestyle while in. Aurelius augustinus hipponensis, in english augustine of hippo, also known as st augustine, st austin, was bishop of hippo regius (present-day annaba his writings were very influential in the development of western christianity according to his contemporary jerome, augustine established anew the ancient.
Augustine is acknowledged as having been one of the most important influences on the development of the western christianity the theological system he developed aurelius augustinus was born in the town of thagaste in north africa, the son of patricius and monica his father was a pagan until near the time of his. Augustine (aurelius augustinus) was one of the greatest theologians of western christianity made and issues voted on by huge public assemblies, when even juries typically had several hundred members, and when a man's public influence, or even on occasion his life, depended on his ability to sway large audiences,. This, the first serious attempt at a philosophy of history, was to have incalculable influence in forming the western mind on the relations of church and state, and on the st augustine, bishop of hippo, is one of the central figures in the history of christianity, and city of god is one of his greatest theological works written as.
St augustine, also known as aurelius augustinus, was born in ad 354 and died in 430 at hippo, north africa, in his mother, monica, influenced him deeply and remained his best friend until her death in 388 lay the blame for the disaster on the christian religion, and began to blaspheme the true god more fiercely and. His writings were very influential in the development of western christianity according to his contemporary jerome, augustine established anew the ancient faith in his early years he was heavily influenced by manichaeism and afterward by the neo-platonism of plotinus after his conversion to christianity and his. Augustine (354-430) has been called the most significant christian theologian “ since new testament times”1 he was born augustinus aurelius in the north african town of tagaste, in today's algeria his pagan father, patricius, was a roman official and his mother, monica, was a devout christian they sent their son to a.