Augustine of Hippo

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Noun1.Augustine of Hippo - (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian churchAugustine of Hippo - (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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After he converted to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo in North Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs.
So too does the work of expounding the psalms recapitulate and focus the experiences of Augustine's personal life, his theological reflections and his pastoral concerns as Bishop of Hippo.
Augustine (354-430), bishop of Hippo, came from Thagaste, a small town in North Africa.
The recent discovery of previously unknown sermons by Augustine (354-430), bishop of Hippo, has led scholars to a new round of studying his thought and to reinterpret some of his writings.
Five years later he was consecrated bishop and made coadjutor to the Bishop of Hippo, who he succeeded in the following year.
Augustine's theology prior to his becoming Bishop of Hippo has a much more optimistic, philosophical character than his later writings which were directed against various heresies.
The bishop of Hippo expresses every man's wonder over creation, time, goodness, evil, freedom, history, language, memory, beauty, shame, suffering, and death.
The bishop of Hippo says: "the symbol of the holy mystery that you have all received together and that today you have recited one by one, are the words on which the faith of Mother Church is firmly built above the stable foundation that is Christ the Lord.
We now also have a much more precise knowledge of the authentic works of the bishop of Hippo as well as those that had been mistakenly attributed to him over the course of the Middle Ages and even later.
Augustine, a fifth-century bishop of Hippo in Roman Africa, became intrigued by Mani's idea, studied it exhaustively, and finally repudiated it as heretical.
In any case the words of the Bishop of Hippo are the challenge thrown at the SMC Bishops.
Read these sermons along with his Confessions, De civitate dei and De doctrina christiana to appreciate this bishop of Hippo.