For Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
, this theology led to an increasing use of coercion both inside and outside the church and to alliances with imperial power on behalf of his orthodoxy.
Like the Bishop of Hippo
, the anchoress of Norwich constructs and represents her theology in terms of personal experiences.
Returning to Africa (388) in the hopes of founding a monastic community, he assumed an ever more important role in the North African church, being ordained a priest (391) and eventually bishop of Hippo
From a sermon on Pastors by Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo
As she notes, this is a tomb type more usually associated with royalty and high ecclesiastics and is thus appropriate for the famous bishop of Hippo
Jostein Gaarder's newest novel, Vita brevis: Floria Aemilias brev til Aurel Augustin (Life Is Short: Floria Aemilia's Letters to Aurel Augustin), takes the form of a series of letters from Floria Aemilia to the Bishop of Hippo
and early Church Father, Augustine.
Augustine, bishop of Hippo
, knew what it was to be wealthy and carefree, but after his conversion, he had this to say: "Poverty is the load of some and wealth is the load of others, perhaps the greater one of the two.
It was during this time, he says, that the future saint developed the tools with which he would exercise enormous impact as presbyter and bishop of Hippo
and on later Latin ecclesiology.
But in airing her frustrations with the Puritan tradition, Stowe also singled out a much earlier source of the problem: Augustine, the fifth-century bishop of Hippo
After an appreciation of the Bishop of Hippo
, for and against "spirituality," I will sketch an emerging academic version of spirituality along with an antidote in Martin Luther, and then suggest some implications and application, not for the unsuspecting public but for ourselves as pastors and presiders on Sunday morning.
More than a millennium after the bishop of Hippo
lived, Teresa and Marie Celeste found themselves in a church still obsessed with punishing heretics and still committed to having "problem women" sent away.
The Bishop of Hippo
recognized this as far worse than working and being paid in counterfeit money.
Yet the confession of perplexity, even scandal, from a scholar who has spent his life working on Augustine is most generous and affirms how the bishop of Hippo
"remains a theologian of paradox" (108).
Readers have had a series of biographies of Augustine (356-430), bishop of Hippo
and saint of Western Christianity, beginning with Possidius of Calama, his younger contemporary (died about 440), through the masterful biographies by Peter Brown and Serge Lancel.
The famous convert, who was consecrated bishop of Hippo
(in North Africa) in 395, was perhaps the church's most influential thinker on the subject of the relevance and applicability of Christian ideals and values to the so-called "real world"--that den of iniquity, power politics, and remorseless, take-no-prisoners warfare we call home.