Augustine of Hippo
Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis (354-430), better known as Augustine of Hippo, is extolled as the greatest of the Christian Church Fathers. More than any other writer, he developed what would become known as systematic theology, or an explanation...
Augustine of Hippo
19th-century CE statue of St. Augustine by Antoine Etex in the church of La Madeleine, Paris.
Saint Augustine of Hippo & His Confession of Faith
Few theologians have attained as much renown and influence in history as Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE), a 'Doctor' of the Catholic Church and simply known by his peers as 'The Knowledgeable One.' A brilliant man who never sought to...
St. Augustine: from The Literal Meaning of Genesis
Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE) most famous for his work Confessions and his City of God, is regarded as one of the Fathers of The Church in the tradition of Catholicism. In this brief essay from his The Literal Meaning of Genesis...
The Christian Concept of Human Sexuality as Sin
In the ancient world, human sexuality was crucial for the survival of the tribe and clan as well as pleasurable, a gift from the gods. Thousands of native cults emphasized fertility through rituals and prayers, and ancient gods were depicted...
Saint You Should Know: Augustine of Hippo
St. Augustine did not live the sort of life that you would expect from a saint and doctor of the Church. And yet, his life witnesses to the incredible power of God to convert our hearts and transform sinners into incredible disciples.
Paulus Orosius (usually given as Orosius, 5th century CE) was a Christian theologian and historian who was also a friend and protege of St. Augustine of Hippo (l. 354-430 CE). He is best known for his work Seven Books of History Against the...
Basilica of Saint Augustine in Annaba, Algeria
The Basilica of Saint Augustine (Basilique de Saint-Augustin) is a Catholic basilica in Annaba, Algeria. It is dedicated to Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 CE), who was elected bishop in Hippo Regius (modern Annaba), built his own monastery...
Stained glass depicting St. Augustine in the Neogothic chapel of the Ursulines, Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver, Belgium.
Saints Augustine and Monica
Saints Augustine and Monica, oil on canvas painting by Ary Scheffer, 1854. National Gallery, London.