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40—Augustine (Part 3): Last Days and the End of an Age

By Mike Aquilina ( bio - articles - email ) | May 25, 2021 | In Way of the Fathers (Podcast)

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When Augustine’s story is told, it too often ends with his baptism. But the drama of his later years is no less moving. He was as introspective at the end as he had been in his Confessions decades before. He gave his life and work a thoroughgoing review, even as he produced what many consider his masterpiece. His City of God marked the close of an age and the twilight of a brilliant life.

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Works by St. Augustine on Catholic Culture Audiobooks https://www.catholicculture.org/search/search.cfm?searchgoals=6&andsearch=Augustine%20audiobooks

Saint Augustine. Works and Links (in several languages) http://www.augustinus.it/links/inglese/index.htm

Augustine, Reconsiderations (Retractationes) https://archive.org/details/retractationesof00elle/page/n5/mode/2up?ref=ol&view=theater

Augustine, City of God https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=3274

Allan D. Fitzgerald, O.S.A., Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia https://www.amazon.com/Augustine-Through-Ages-Allan-Fitzgerald/dp/080283843X/

Erich Przywara, An Augustine Synthesis https://www.amazon.com/Augustine-Synthesis/dp/1625649363/

Vernon J. Bourke, The Essential Augustine https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Augustine-Saint-Hippo/dp/0915144077

Mike Aquilina’s website https://fathersofthechurch.com

Mike Aquilina’s books https://catholicbooksdirect.com/writer/mike-aquilina/

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Mike Aquilina is a popular author working in the area of Church history, especially patristics. He is executive vice-president and trustee of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, a contributing editor of Angelus (magazine) and general editor of the Reclaiming Catholic History Series from Ave Maria Press. See full bio.

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