Posted by: Frederick Cornwell Sanders | 2013/11/13

“November 13, 354” by Rick Sanders

St. Augustine of Hippo as pictured during the ...

St. Augustine of Hippo as pictured during the Renaissance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The earliest portrait of Saint Augustine in a ...

The earliest portrait of Saint Augustine in a 6th century fresco, Lateran, Rome. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 354, Augustine of Hippo, a bishop and theologian is born. He dies in 430. Wikipedia says of Augustine:

Augustine of Hippo (/ɔːˈɡʌstɨn/ or /ˈɔːɡəstɪn/; Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as Saint Augustine or Saint Austin, was an early Christian theologian whose writings are considered very influential in the development of Western Christianity and Western philosophy. He was bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria) located in the Roman province of Africa. Writing during the Patristic Era, he is viewed as one of the most important Church Fathers. Among his most important works are City of God and Confessions, which continue to be read widely today.

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