Ambrose, Augustine, & the Mystery of Baptism
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No two men were more influential in the early Church than Ambrose and Augustine. Different in background, they were also extraordinarily different in personality. In Font of Life, Garry Wills explores the moment when their lives intersected at a cathedral in Milan, where at dawn on Easter of 387, Ambrose baptized Augustine and a small group of devotees. The participants were unaware that they were creating the future of the Western church. Ambrose would go on to forge new liturgies and new chains of churches; Augustine would become Bishop of Hippo and one of the most influential writers of Christianity.
Wills chronicles a pivotal chapter in the history of the Church as he explores the mystery and meanings of the sacrament of baptism.
Hardcover Book : 208 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press ( April 01, 2012 )
Item #: 13-587970
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.52inches
Product Weight: 10.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)