The co-op bookstore for avid readers
Book Cover for: Saint Augustin, Louis Bertrand

Saint Augustin

Louis Bertrand

Saint Augustine, alternatively recognized as Augustine of Hippo, emerged as a distinguished Christian theologian and philosopher during the concluding era of the Roman Empire. The individual in question has exerted a significant and enduring impact on Western Christianity and philosophy through his life, teachings, and written works. Augustine, who was born in 354 AD in Thagaste, situated in North Africa (present-day Algeria), experienced a formative period in his youth characterized by a quest for significance and a pursuit of intellectual inquiry. Subsequently, he had a conversion to Christianity and ascended to the esteemed position of bishop in Hippo Regius, a city which presently corresponds to Annaba, Algeria. Augustine's renowned literary masterpiece, "Confessions," represents a profound spiritual autobiography that delves into his transformative odyssey from a hedonistic existence to a life devoted to Christianity. Within his literary works, the author engaged with fundamental inquiries pertaining to the essence of human nature, the concept of free will, the existence of evil, and the inherent characteristics of the divine entity. The theological arguments within Christianity are still influenced by his perspectives on original sin and the notion of predestination. Louis Bertrand, a notable French novelist of the 20th century, is widely recognized for his biographical opus titled "Saint Augustine." The work of literature goes deeply into the life and intellectual contributions of the extremely famous Christian philosopher, Saint Augustine.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publish Date: Dec 1st, 2023
  • Pages: 228
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 0.52in - 0.65lb
  • EAN: 9789359320335
  • Categories: GeneralPhilosophersReligious

About the Author

Bertrand, Louis: - Louis Bertrand, born on March 20, 1866 in Spincourt, Meuse, and deceased on December 6, 1941 in Cap d'Antibes, was a notable French author, historian, and essayist. In 1925, he was elected as the third member to hold the position of seat 4 in the Académie française. Bertrand provided support and encouragement to Elissa Rhaïs, a Jewish-Algerian writer, in her initial endeavors to publish her literary works. Bertrand's place of birth was France, and subsequently, he relocated to Algiers. In his inaugural literary work, Le song des races (1899), the author delved into the intricate nature of identity. The notion of Algérianisme, which explores the distinct Algerian identity of settlers and their pursuit of an authentic existence in Algeria separate from France, is often seen as having its roots in this forerunner. Bertrand's work is particularly noteworthy for its emphasis on the colony and its European residents, as aptly described by Seth Graebner as prioritizing the development of new fields, cities, roads, ports, and the active involvement of Europeans in constructing them, rather than focusing on the exotic elements such as palm palms, camels, or the Arab population. Certain individuals have characterized it as "reminiscent of a fascist rhetoric."
Praise for this book