"A great biography of the greatest father of the church, and an introduction to the intellectual world of late antiquity. A deeply engrossing work of scholarship, recently reissued."--"Washington Post Book World
About the Author
Peter Brown is Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University. Brown is the leading English-language authority on St. Augustine; his many books include Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity (California, 1982), Body and Society (1988), Power and Persuasion (1992), Authority and the Sacred (1995), and The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000 (1996).