[[Image:Augustine of Hippo.
jpeg|right|thumb| 300px|Augustine of Hippo <ref>Source:Wikisource</ref>]]'''Augustine of Hippo''' (354–430) is one of the great [[Church Fathers]] of the fourth century ; he was the eldest son of [[Monica of Hippo|Saint Monica]].
Aurelius Augustinus was born in 354 in Tagaste to a Christian mother and a
Pagan father, raised in Roman north Africa, educated in Carthage, and employed as a professor of rhetoric in Milan by 383. He followed the [[Manichaeism|Manichaean]] religion in his student days, and was converted to Christianity by the preaching and example of [[Ambrose of Milan]]. He was [[baptism|baptized]] at [[Pascha]] in 387, and returned to north Africa and created a monastic foundation at Tagaste for himself and a group of friends. In 391 he was [[ordination|ordained]] a [[priest]] in Hippo Regius (now Annaba, in Algeria). He became a famous preacher (more than 350 preserved sermons are believed to be authentic), and was noted for combatting the Manichaean heresy.
In 396 he was made coadjutor [[bishop]] of Hippo (assistant with the right of succession on the death of the current bishop), and remained as bishop in Hippo until his death in 430. He left his [[monastery]], but continued to lead a monastic life in the episcopal residence. He left a Rule (''Regula'' in Latin) for his monastery that has led him to be designated the "patron saint of Regular Clergy," that is, [[parish]] [[clergy]] who live by a monastic rule.
==Reception of Augustine in the Orthodox Church==
250px|Book by Fr. [[Seraphim Rose]]]]
The [[Fifth Ecumenical Council]], held in Constantinople in A.D. 553, listed Augustine among other [[Church Fathers|Fathers of the Church]], though there is no unqualified endorsement of his [[theology]] mentioned (just as there is none for most saints of the Church):
===From ''The City of God''===
St. Augustine evidently originated the phrase "love the sinner, hate the sin", which he tied in with a privative notion of evil:
*Fr. Michael Azkoul, ''The Influence of Augustine of Hippo on the Orthodox Church'' (ISBN 0889467331)*Peter Brown, ''Augustine of Hippo'' (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967) (ISBN 0-520-00186-9)*George E. Demacopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou, eds., ''Orthodox Readings of Augustine'' (ISBN 978-0881413274)*James J. O'Donnell, ''Augustine: A New Biography'', 2006 (ISBN 978-0060535384
) *Fr. [[Seraphim Rose]], ''The Place of Blessed Augustine in the Orthodox Church'', 1997 (ISBN 0938635123)*Adolphe Tanquerey, ''The Spiritual Life: A Treatise on Ascetical and Mystical Theology'', 1930, reprint edition 2000 (ISBN 0895556596) p. 37.*Gary Wills, ''Augustine: A Life'', 2005 (ISBN 978-0143035985)
/en/ourfaith/ articles/article8153.asp St. Augustine in the Greek Orthodox Tradition], by Fr. [[George C. Papademetriou]]
*[http://www.geocities.com/trvalentine/orthodox/augustine8.html Theological Discussion on Eight Teachings of Augustine of Hippo]
*''On Christian Doctrine,'' ''Confessions,'' and ''City of God'' are available freely at http://www.ccel.org/a/augustine/
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