Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Saint Augustin

Cover image for

Download


Author: Louis Bertrand
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,761 / 299 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 68
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 976
mnybks.net#: 1047
Genre: Religion
Excerpt

to myself in such a matter--I have had the joy to recognize in him, besides the Saint and Teacher whom I revere, the ideal type of the Latin of Africa. The image of which I descried the outline long ago through the mirages of the South in following the waggons of my rugged heroes, I have seen at last become definite, grow clear, wax noble and increase to the very heaven, in following the traces of Augustin.

And even supposing that the life of this child of Thagaste, the son of Monnica, were not intermingled so deeply with ours, though he were for us only a foreigner born in a far-off land, nevertheless he would still remain one of the most fascinating and luminous souls who have shone amid our darkness and warmed our sadness--one of the most human and most divine creatures who have trod our highways.


THE FIRST PART

DAYS OF CHILDHOOD

Sed delectabat ludere. "Only, I liked to play."

Confessions, I, 9.


I

AN AFRICAN FREE-TOWN SUBJECT TO ROME

Little streets, quite white,

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Cary Allen Stone
Author Cary Allen Stone is fascinated with what makes criminals tick. In life, things are rarely black or white and readers of his award-winning Jake Roberts novels find themselves rooting for both the hero and anti-hero. Today, Stone reveals to us how an interview with a mother who murdered her six-year- old son made him want to tell his stories from a different perspective, why he doesn't write murder mysteries and how his job as a pilot influenced his writing.
Read full interview...