The Histories


Augustine of Hippo, doctor and Saint of the Roman Catholic Church who lived in the Late Antique world from AD 354 to 430, is considered one of the greatest Western theologians of all time, contributing around 120 works of writing that touch numerous topics including apologetics, theology, philosophy, letters, sermons, and other forms of rhetoric/literature. His influence on theology is so profound that “even today he is a quotable authority.” His most notable work, Confessions, which is his own story of how he came to convert to Christianity, is still widely read and referred to today, particularly for religious and theological reasons. According to William G. Rusch, “Augustine never tires of proclaiming how man comes to this rest in God only through God’s grace.” This kind of an idea which Augustine formulated is still very relevant to Christianity today.