Morality and Christian Asceticism

Morality and Asceticism, Saint Augustine

Morality and Christian Asceticism

Library Edition
translated by
Raymond Canning, Robert Kennedy and Michael Woodward
edited by
Boniface Ramsey
    About the book

    Morality and Christian Asceticism (I/10) is the 45th volume in the landmark series The Works of Saint Augustine, A Translation for the 21st Century.

    Morality and Christian Asceticism contains eight of Augustine’s writings, presented in chronological order as best as can be determined. Lying (De mendacio)Against Lying (Contra mendacium)The Christian Combat (De agone christiano)The Work of Monks (De opere monachorum)The Advantage of Fasting (De utilitate jejunii)Patience (De patientia)The Care to Be Taken of the Dead (De cura pro mortuis gerenda), and Instructing Beginners in Faith (De catechizandis rudibus).


    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.