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This cake can also be used for the feasts of "John of the Cross; Augustine of Hippo; Priscilla, an early Christian martyr; the Benedictines Cuthbert, Bertolph, and Thierry or Theodoric; Leopold; and Wenceslaus, who is shown in art with an eagle on a shield."
While reading The Beacon at Alexandria by Gillian Bradshaw (I'm a sucker for historical novels) it occurred to me that the book's heroine Charis was the same age as Augustine of Hippo, both being around sixteen in 371, when the novel opens (Charis in Ephesus and Augustine in Carthage), so I pulled out the copy of the Confessions that I'd had for years and never read (the Penguin edition translated by the unfortunately named R.S. Pine-Coffin, about whom there is no information either in the book or online).
Augustine of Hippo defined the Latin equivalent, theologia, as "reasoning or discussion concerning the Deity",[1 Richard Hooker defined "theology" in English as "the science of things divine".[
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