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St. Augustine: Life, Eloquence and Theology

  • Professor, Creighton University
  • Author of 4 theological/ historical books
15 Lectures (6 CDs) Including Electronic Study Guide

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This is a truly special course about one of Christianity's greatest figures. Now, you can encounter St. Augustine through his own words. This is one of those courses you will enjoy listening to again and again.

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is unquestionably one of the most influential figures in Western Civilization. According to St. Jerome, St. Augustine "established anew the ancient faith." A preeminent Doctor of the Church, saint, and patron of the Augustinian religious order, he profoundly influenced Christianity. His thought remains as relevant today as ever.

This course will provide you with a comprehensive portrait of Augustine through his own writings and words. You'll encounter segments devoted to each of his best-known masterpieces (Confessions and City of God) and to each of his best-known controversies (against the Manichees, Donatists and Pelagians). You will also examine the overlooked aspects of his career, such as his everyday work as a bishop, preacher, and interpreter of the Bible.

These recordings draw on William Harmless's masterful book, Augustine In His Own Words (Catholic University of America Press, 2010). They bring together state-of-the-art scholarship and lucid translations in order to give listeners a first taste of Augustine as his contemporaries knew him: a theologian of masterful eloquence.

Your Free Electronic Study Guide! When you order this course, we will send you a free electronic study guide that you can access in 3 convenient ways:

1) You can check your order confirmation email. It will include a link that enables you to download your guide.
2) The back of your program package also contains a copy of this link. You can access your guide by simply entering this URL into your browser.
3) Your case of CDs or DVDs will contain a copy of your electronic guide on CD. Simply insert this disc into your computer's CD/DVD drive to access your guide.

About Your Presenter

Fr. William Harmless, S.J., was Professor of Theology at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. A member of the Society of Jesus, he specialized in the history and theology of early Christianity. His books include Augustine and the Catechumenate (Liturgical Press, 1995), Desert Christians: An Introduction to the Literature of Early Monasticism (Oxford University Press, 2004), Mystics (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Augustine In His Own Words (Catholic University of America Press, 2010).

Topic Titles

  • Introduction to Augustine the North African and the Young Augustine
  • Augustine the Convert
  • Augustine the Bishop
  • Augustine the Preacher: Part I
  • Augustine the Preacher: Part II
  • Augustine the Exegete
  • Controversies: Against the Manichees
  • Controversies: Against the Manichees: Part II
  • Controversies: Against the Donatists: Part I
  • Controversies: Against the Donatists: Part II
  • Controversies: On The City of God: Part I
  • Controversies: On The City of God: Part II
  • Controversies: Against the Pelagians: Part I
  • Controversies: Against the Pelagians: Part II
  • Augustine in Retrospect

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  1. St. Augustine: Life, Eloquence and Theology Video-Audio Bundle: St. Thomas Aquinas: Master Theologian and Spiritual Guide + St. Augustine: Life, Eloquence and Theology - 11 Discs Total $79.95
  2. St. Augustine: Life, Eloquence and Theology Audio Bundle: St. Thomas Aquinas: Master Theologian and Spiritual Guide + St. Augustine: Life, Eloquence and Theology - 11 CDs Total $59.95

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Excellently designed and presented! Review by Stephen
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The course is excellently designed and presented - a clear survey of St. Augustine's opus, including writings the average layperson would not otherwise encounter, made very accessible to the non-scholar. Fosters an appreciation of our indebtedness to Augustine's contributions to theology and western culture. (Posted on 9/4/15)
Talks were very clearly and interestingly spoken. Review by Fr. Patrick
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Lectures by Fr. Harmless on Augustine gave me a rich introduction to his life, to his works and to the time in which he lived. Talks were very clearly and interestingly spoken. (Posted on 9/4/15)
Truly a contemplative experience! Review by Dr. Pauline
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St. Augustine: Life, Eloquence and Theology by Bill Harmless, SJ , is a veritable font of information and inspiration on an enduring classic of the Christian Tradition. Listening to Bill's easy, relaxed and yet passionate delivery as he probes the simplicity and depth of Augustine is a profoundly prayerful experience of early Christianity that transports the 21st century listener to the Bishop's 4th century Church at Hippo Regius. Truly a contemplative experience! (Posted on 9/4/15)
* Review by Fayetteville, Texas, USA
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Very good historically accurate not just fluffy politically correct but deep and very well explained! (Posted on 4/14/15)

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