THE RESTLESS FLAME by Louis de Wohl

THE RESTLESS FLAME

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A fictionized biography of Augustine of Tagaste who has come down in history as the immortal St. Augustine remains basically a doctrinal thesis rather than a holding novel. It follows his career from his early Christian training by his mother Monica, his disavowal of his belief for the tenets of Manichaeism when he went to Carthage to study and his continuation in that theology as he went to Rome and later Milan. There the work and teachings of the good Bishop Ambrose and his human and-healthy wisdom reveal Augustine's blindness and he again embraces the true faith. Back in Africa he founds a lay brotherhood, becomes the Bishop of Nippo, always writing of devine love and his inspired credo, and dies in besleged Hippo. This is the world of the 4th century, of orthodoxy and heresy, which is the setting of the spiritual homecoming of a father of the early Church. Essentially a devout audience.

Publisher: Lippincott