Saint Augustine

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IT will be seen that in some sense M. Hatzfeld has * done little more than make St Augustine speak for himself and produce a rapid impression of his personality on our minds which might have been deri


ved more slowly from a promiscuous perusal of his writings. After a brief sketch of the life of the saint and penitent, pieced together mainly from the " Confessions," he gives us in two short sections a general review of the teaching of the great founder of scientific theology in the West.Yet slight as this work may seem, it will be of no small value if it makes St Augustine and his teaching known even in rough outline to numbers who have neither the leisure nor the ability to do for themselves what M. Hatzfeld has done for them; still more, if it creates a desire in more thoughtful minds to enter into closer sympathy with a great soul, the contemplation of whose depth and width, as it were of some calm ocean expanse, stills and tranquillises our troubled spirits, and makes them for aAbout the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Philosophy, Classics, Science, Religion, History, Folklore and Mythology.Forgotten Books' Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the difficult to read text. Read books online for free at

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