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Lesson

Augustine is a Latin church father, is considered by many to be one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity.

Outline

Augustinian Philosophy

Part 1
 

I. His Early Life and Conversion

A. Opening Prayer of Confessions

B. Places

1. Thagaste

2. Carthage

3. Hippo Regius

4. Milan

5. Rome

C. People

1. Monica - His Mother

2. Adeodatus - His Son

3. Alypius - His Friend

4. Ambrose - Bishop of Milan

D. Worldviews

1. Christianity

2. Manicheanism

3. Skepticism

4. Neoplatonism

E. Major Events

1. Born in North Africa - 354

2. First visit to Carthage - 371

3. Takes a mistress - 372

4. Adeodatus is born - 373

5. Begins a nine-year attachment to Manicheanism - 373

6. Crosses the sea to Rome - 383

7. Becomes public orator at Milan - 384

8. Conversion - 386