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St Augustine

(354—430) Doctor of the Church

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Church Father, born c.ad 354, who, after a varied life as a teacher and philosopher, was ordained bishop of Hippo, Africa, in ad 395. His letters, polemics, and theological and philosophical works transformed the Christianity of the west, and his autobiographical Confessions (c.ad 400) inspired generations of writers. He died c.ad 430 in the early stages of the Vandal conquest of Africa.

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