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St. Augustine (354-430 A.D.) was the first great systematic Christian philosopher. He attempted to combine the philosophical insights of Plato with the faith explicated in the Bible. Augustine thought of Plato's eternal forms as ideas in the mind of God; he believed that the Eternal Christ provides the light of knowledge to the human mind. For Augustine, every time we make a judgment of relative value, we implicitly acknowledge an absolute standard of value, which is God. His Confessions constitutes one of the timeless statements of faith and self-surrender.

The Giants of Philosophy is a series of dramatic presentations, in understandable language, of the concerns, questions, interests, and overall world view of history's greatest philosophers. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations gives you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life.

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St. Augustine (unabridged)

Excellent book--writing interesting and lucid--presented in an interesting and informative manner.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Michael
  • Albion, IN, United States
  • 03-11-13

Very disappointing

Would you try another book from Robert O'Connell and/or Charlton Heston?

I will avoid Robert O'Connell. I am willing to give Charlton Heston another chance.

Has St. Augustine turned you off from other books in this genre?

Only by this author

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The use of a bizarre, evil-sounding voice when quoting St. Augustine.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Sadness that I wasted money on a simplistic, inaccurate book.

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Charlton Heston makes learning a pleasure.

Would you consider the audio edition of St. Augustine to be better than the print version?

I wanted to learn a little more about this man and listening to Charlton Heston made it easier. It isn't the end, but it is a beginning of a study of St. Augustine. Great way to draw you into further study or to learn just enough to be conversant about him. Either way, a pleasure to listen.

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Seemed superficial

Such little time devoted to such an icon to the Catholic church? I was seeking a more thorough study - especially of Augustine's impact on the church going forward.
Did enjoy hearing Heston's voice!

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