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Augustine, or Augustin, may refer to:

Augustin may also be: “Augustinus” redirects here. ... Detail of St. ... Augustine of Canterbury (birth unknown, died May 26, 604) was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, sent to Ethelbert of Kent, Bretwalda (ruler) of England by Pope Gregory the Great in 597. ... Norman Ralph Augustine (born July 27, 1935 in Denver, CO) is a U.S. aircraft businessman. ... The Vietnamese Martyrs also known as the Martyrs of Tonkin, Martyrs of Annam or Martyrs of IndoChina, are saints on the Roman Catholic calendar of saints canonized by Pope John Paul II. Their feast day is 24 November although several of these saints have another memorial day as they were...

  • Augustin, a commune in Braşov County, Romania

Braşov (Hungarian: Brassó) is a county (judeţ) in the center of Romania, in Transylvania region, with the capital city at Braşov (population: 315,843). ...

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Augustine [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy] (4484 words)
Augustine is a fourth century philosopher whose groundbreaking philosophy infused Christian doctrine with Neoplatonism.
Augustine tries to reconcile his beliefs about freewill, especially the belief that humans are morally responsible for their actions, with his belief that one’s life is predestined.
Augustine is the first ecclesiastical author the whole course of whose development can be clearly traced, as well as the first in whose case we are able to determine the exact period covered by his career, to the very day.
Saint Augustine (13099 words)
In 391, Augustine was reluctantly ordained as a priest by the congregation of Hippo Regius (a not uncommon practice in Northern Africa), in 395 he was made Bishop, and he died August 430 in Hippo, thirty-five years later, as the Vandals were besieging the gates of the city.
Augustine feels obliged to confirm, contra the Pelagians, the condemnation of the unbaptized infant, but on a creationist reading of the soul's origin, this is hard to reconcile with divine justice, especially given the notion that the unborn have done neither good nor evil.
Augustine is acutely aware that scripture has an historical dimension, and he is sensitive as well to the tensions between the scriptural tradition and the Neoplatonic framework upon which he is relying, a tension that comes to eclipse much of the intellectualistic optimism we find in his earliest completed post-conversion works, e.g.
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