Bishop of Hippo, near Carthage in N. Africa. During the decades-long debate over the Arian heresy, he used the psychological analogy to explain the Trinity of God. God is like the memory, intelligence, and will in the mind of a man, thus, we may think of one person when we think of God. A supporter of monasticism, he wrote the first western monastic rule for monks at Tagaste and Hippo. After the Visigoths sacked Rome in 410, Bishop Augustine pursued the philosophical question of why Rome fell, and eventually wrote The City of God. One of the first major formulators of Christian doctrine.
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