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Augustine of Hippo (pronounced /ˈɔːɡəstiːn/ or /ɒˈɡʌstɨn/;[1] Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis;)[2] (November thirteen, 354 – August 28, 430), Bishop of Hippo Regius, sometimes called Augustine, St. Augustine, or St. Austin[3] was once a Romanized Berber thinker and theologian.
Augustine, a Latin church father, is likely one of the most vital figures within the improvement of Western Christianity. He "established anew the traditional religion" (conditor antiquae rursum fidei), in response to his modern, Jerome.[4] In his early years he used to be seriously inspired by way of Manichaeism and afterwards by way of the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus,[5] yet after his conversion and baptism (387), he built his personal method of philosophy and theology accommodating quite a few tools and diversified perspectives.[6] He believed that the grace of Christ used to be crucial to human freedom and framed the thoughts of unique sin and simply struggle. whilst the Roman Empire within the West was once commencing to collapse, Augustine constructed the idea that of the Church as a religious urban of God (in a ebook of a similar identify) designated from the fabric Earthly City.[7] His proposal profoundly motivated the medieval worldview. Augustine's urban of God was once heavily pointed out with the church, and was once the neighborhood which worshipped God.[8]
Augustine was once born within the urban of Thagaste,[9] the current day Souk Ahras, Algeria, to a pagan father named Patricius and a Catholic mom named Monica. He used to be expert in North Africa and resisted his mother's pleas to develop into Christian. dwelling as a pagan highbrow, he took a concubine, with whom he had a son, Adeodatus, and have become a Manichean. Later he switched over to Catholicism, turned a bishop, and antagonistic heresies, corresponding to the assumption that individuals could have the power to decide on to be stable to this type of measure as to advantage salvation with out divine reduction (Pelagianism).
In the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, he's a saint and pre-eminent physician of the Church, and the shopper of the Augustinian non secular order; his memorial is well known 28 August. Many Protestants, specially Calvinists, think about him to be one of many theological fathers of Reformation educating on salvation and divine grace. within the jap Orthodox Church he's blessed, and his banquet day is widely known on 15 June.[10] one of the Orthodox he's referred to as Blessed Augustine, or St. Augustine the Blessed.

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