Conversations, History, Reading Guides, VOLUME 12

St. Augustine – Best Books on His Life and Work

St. Augustine Best Books

This week marked the birthday of St. Augustine (b. 354 CE) — one of the church’s most heralded theologians. Although hundreds of books have been written on his life and work, we offer this list of our picks for the best books out there…

 

 *** What books on St. Augustine would you add to this list?

 
 

St. Augustine Best BooksOn Augustine

Rowan Williams

Since his retirement as Archbishop of Canterbury and his return to academic life (Master of Magdalene College Cambridge) Rowan Williams has demonstrated a massive new surge of intellectual energy. In this new book he turns his attention to St Augustine.

St Augustine not only shaped the development of Western theology, he also made a major contribution to political theory (City of God) and through his Confessions to the understanding of human psychology. Rowan Williams has an entirely fresh perspective on these matters and the chapter titles in this new book demonstrate this at a glance – ‘Language Reality and Desire’, ‘Politics and the Soul’, ‘Paradoxes of Self Knowledge’, ‘Insubstantial Evil’. As with his previous titles, Dostoevsky, The Edge of Words and Faith in the Public Square this new study is sure to be a major contribution on a compelling subject.



 

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3 Comments

  1. What about Lane Fox’s biography?

  2. Augustine and the Catechumenate by Harmless is one of my favorites!

  3. I would add Augustine and the Jews by Paula Fredriksen.