Saint Augustine by Garry Wills audiobook

Saint Augustine

By Garry Wills
Read by Grover Gardner

Random House Audio
4.71 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781415910566

For centuries, Augustine's writings have moved and fascinated readers. With the keen eye of a writer whose own intellectual analysis won him a Pulitzer Prize, Gary Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his interpretation of Christian doctrine. Saint Augustine explores Augustine's thought as well as the everyday man who set pen to parchment. It challenges many misconceptions, including those regarding his early sexual excesses. It portrays Augustine as being "peripheral in his day, a provincial on the margins of classical culture" who didn't even know Greek. Here is a lively and incisive portrait of a man who helped shape Western thinking. "Wills's agile mind matches the agility of Saint Augustine. He presents his subject with candor and with empathy."—New York Times Book Review

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Summary

Summary

For centuries, Augustine's writings have moved and fascinated readers. With the keen eye of a writer whose own intellectual analysis won him a Pulitzer Prize, Gary Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his interpretation of Christian doctrine. Saint Augustine explores Augustine's thought as well as the everyday man who set pen to parchment. It challenges many misconceptions, including those regarding his early sexual excesses. It portrays Augustine as being "peripheral in his day, a provincial on the margins of classical culture" who didn't even know Greek. Here is a lively and incisive portrait of a man who helped shape Western thinking.

"Wills's agile mind matches the agility of Saint Augustine. He presents his subject with candor and with empathy."—New York Times Book Review

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A brilliant biography . . . Garry Will's agile mind matches the agility of St. Augustine's. He presents his subject with candor and with empathy. The New York Times Book Review  
Seldom has this long-familiar figure . . . emerged so fresh and challenging from under so masterful a hand. The New York Review of Books
Less the history of a man than the progress of a frank, dynamic, jazzy and fiercely serious mind . . . The writing is exceptional throughout-- rich and surprising with detail. Chicago Tribune

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Author Bio: Garry Wills

Author Bio: Garry Wills

Garry Wills is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 4.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English