November 11th, 2013
(Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis) November 13, 354 – August 28, 430
One of the most notable and important figures in the history of the church, Saint Augustine was a western theologian and philosopher who has shaped the way that theology is understood for most of Christendom (especially Protestants and Catholics). After his conversion from a life of carnality, Augustine became the Bishop of Hippo in North Africa. Because of his view on election, sovereignty, grace, and sin, Augustine is often considered by Protestants as the father of Reformation thought. He is most well known for his autobiography, Confessions, his polemics against the heretic Pelagius concerning the nature of sin and man, and his work On the Trinity, which is often considered one of the greatest theological works of all time.