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Saint Augustine


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Florida on the Atlantic Ocean south-southeast of Jacksonville. Founded by the Spanish in 1565, it is the oldest permanent European settlement in the United States. The city was strategically important from 1586, when Sir Francis Drake burned it, until the Civil War, when it was occupied by Union troops. Population: 12,100.

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  • n. a resort city in northeastern Florida; the oldest city in the United States
  • n. (Roman Catholic Church) one of the great Fathers of the early Christian church; after a dramatic conversion to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa; St. Augustine emphasized man's need for grace (354-430)


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  • Later, in his famous work Confessions, Aurelius Augustine also known as Saint Augustine described his conversion experience: I had no wish to read further and no need.

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  • He had enjoyed yard work and boasted that his Saint Augustine was the greenest grass on the block.

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  • AURELIUS AUGUSTINUS, better known as Saint Augustine, was born of poor parents in the small town of Thagaste in Numidia, North Africa, A.

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  • In that sonic fugue, I recalled Saint Augustine, and his astonishment at Saint Ambrose who was reputed to have found a way to read without sounding out the words.

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  • Through references to authorities on Church law, such as Saint Augustine, Urban and his circle of advisers constructed a case whereby violence could, in certain circumstances, be seen as a morally positive act.

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  • Church Fathers, such as Saint Augustine, who claim that stellar domination can be overcome by man's free will and by the grace of God, leave untouched the underlying belief in demons, in which astrology is rooted.

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  • In 597 AD, Augustine, Bishop of Canterbury eventually canonized, yet not to be confused with the earlier Saint Augustine, author of The Confessions, undertook a successful mission to Christianize the island.

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  • As noted in chapter 2, Saint Augustine, too, frequently drew the parallels.


  • While it's true that other Ivy League colleges don't require undergrads to take religion (with the exception of Columbia, where readings in the mandatory Contemporary Civilization course include selections from Exodus, the Book of Matthew, Saint Augustine, and the Quran), it's fair to say that the study of religion at Harvard is uniquely dysfunctional.

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  • Rhetoric in the Middle Ages: A history of rhetorical theory from Saint Augustine to the renaissance.

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