Sermons Vol. 2, 20-50

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Sermons Vol. 2, 20-50

Library Edition
translated by
Edmund Hill, OP
edited by
John E. Rotelle, OSA
    About the book

    Sermons Volume 2, 20-50 are on the Old Testament

    “In order to grasp properly the originality of a truly extraordinary personality, it is recommended that one read the person's autobiography or memoirs; it is often in such writings that he or she is best revealed. In the case of Saint Augustine, it is clearly in his Confessions that we find the best key to him. Among his extremely numerous works…his Sermons to the People, which span almost forty years, are most effective in tracing for us the way in which he related to others. Before being a writer, orator, philosopher, and theologian, Augustine was a bishop for his people, undoubtedly the greatest our Church has ever known. And he has not yet finished teaching us.”

    Pierre-Patrick Verbraken, O.S.B., from the Forward to Sermons Volume 1

    The English reads smoothly and clearly. The sermons have helpful subdivisions in the contents as well as the text. Highly recommended.

    Library Journal

    A must for libraries

    Catholic Library World

    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.