The Augustine Catechism

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The Augustine Catechism

The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope and Charity
translated by
Bruce Harbert
introduction by
Boniface Ramsey
edited by
Boniface Ramsey
    About the book

    Saint Augustine of Hippo first works his way through the Creed, and then the Lord’s Prayer as recorded by Matthew, ending with the sacraments. This is a colossal work in one small volume. Written as a favor for a friend, this "little work" is a wonderful explanation of the Christian faith: a true catechism from which, throughout the history of the church, other catechisms have drawn and learned. The Bishop of Hippo organized the content according to the three graces necessary for the Christian worship of God: Faith, Hope and Love.


    Harbert provides us with a needed edition that keeps Augustine's work syntactically streamlined and idiomatic, yet faithful to the original text, and fresh for our time.

    Journal of Early Christian Studies

    Those seeking an excellent introduction either to the thought of the mature Augustine or those needing material for catechetical instruction in the parish would do well to consult this timeless classic.

    Theology Today

    This is a profound presentation of the Faith which can speak as clearly to the faithful now as it did in the fifth century.

    New Oxford Review
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    About the author

    Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After becoming a Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs. His more than 100 books, 200 letters, and 500 sermons have left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture. His classic and best-selling works include The Confessions, The Trinity, The City of God, and Teaching Christianity.