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The Augustine Catechism The Enchiridion on Faith, Hope and Charity

Translation and notes by Bruce Harbert, introduction and edited by Boniface Ramsey
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SKU 978-1-56548-298-2
ISBN Number: 978-1-56548-298-2
Page Count: 143
Format: Paperback

Saint Augustine of Hippo first works his way through the Creed, and then the Lord’s Prayer as recorded by Matthew, ending with the sacraments. This is a colossal work in one small volume.

Written as a favor for a friend, this "little work" is a wonderful explanation of the Christian faith: a true catechism from which, throughout the history of the church, other catechisms have drawn and learned. The Bishop of Hippo organized the content according to the three graces necessary for the Christian worship of God: Faith, Hope and Love.

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"Harbert provides us with a needed edition that keeps Augustine's work syntactically streamlined and idiomatic, yet faithful to the original text, and fresh for our time.”

Journal of Early Christian Studies

"Those seeking an excellent introduction either to the thought of the mature Augustine or those needing material for catechetical instruction in the parish would do well to consult this timeless classic.”

Theology Today

"This is a profound presentation of the Faith which can speak as clearly to the faithful now as it did in the fifth century.”

New Oxford Review

About the Author

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is one of the greatest thinkers and writers of the Western world. After he converted to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo in North Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs. His writings have had a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture.

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Price $20.95
Language English
Publication Date Aug 31, 2008
Author Saint Augustine
Format Paperback
Individual/Set Individual
Page Count 143