“The book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write”… revisited.

I called it, “the book on Augustine which Pope Benedict would have wanted to write.”

You may recall my review of the book by Miles Hollingworth, St Augustine of Hippo, An Intellectual Biography.  As I said before, this is not a highbrow book intended for college professors, with an avalanche of technical footnotes coming at you. In fact this is the most readable life of Augustine I have ever read (and I have read a few).  Its style is poetic, meditative.  It a slow read.  The book allows Augustine to interrogate you.

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I found on the blog of Oxford University Press a post with an interview with the author. HERE

As you start thinking about your Christmas shopping (yes, I know) this book could be on your list.

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  1. Andrew says:

    An audio recording of S. Augustine’s “Confessions” (all 13 books) can be accessed at


    A good way to be inspired and to learn: just sit back and listen.

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