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1. Early Life and Conversion

Augustinus, whose two other names are uncertain (some MSS add the name Aurelius), was born November 13, 354, in the small city of Tagaste, Numidia, in North Africa (present-day Souk-Ahras, in northeastern Algeria). He had at least one brother, Navigius, and a sister, whose name we do not know. His mother, Monica, was a pious if conventional Christian. His father, Patricius, was a member of the council, thus a lead…

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TeSelle, Eugene, “Augustine”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_A708>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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