Sermons to the People

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A superb new translation brings the words of Augustine the preacher stirringly to life!When the great Saint Augustine was called from his country home to become Bishop of Hippo in the fourth century, his new responsibilities took him away from the s…
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    Om Sermons to the People

    A superb new translation brings the words of Augustine the preacher stirringly to life!When the great Saint Augustine was called from his country home to become Bishop of Hippo in the fourth century, his new responsibilities took him away from the solitude of his writing and into the glare of the public eye. The author of two of the greatest works of religious literature, Confessions and City of God, Augustine became a shepherd to the people, inspiring and enlightening them with his sermons. His skills as a speaker were as greatif not greaterthan his skills as a writer. According to his friend Possidius, Those who read what Augustine wrote on the divine topics do get something out of them. But those who saw and heard him in personthey were the ones who got heaven and Earth. Sermons to the People collects the homilies on the liturgical seasons of the Church Saint Augustine delivered over the course of his lifetime. This Image edition includes the first sermons in that vast collection: from Advent, Christmas, New Years, and the Epiphany. Newly translated by William Griffin, they address timeless concerns, including the problems of materialism and the intellectual difficulties of faith. Griffin renders the sermons with such immediacy, it is as though he had been present when Augustine spoke to his flock.

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    Format
    E-Bok
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    ePUB
    Utgivelsesår
    2002
    Forlag
    The Crown Publishing Group
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9780385508346
    Sider
    272

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