Shepherd's Notes

Shepherd's Notes

City of God

By Saint Augustine of Hippo; Dana Gould; Terry L. Miethe

Holman Reference, Paperback, 9780805493450, 100pp.

Publication Date: January 1999


Shepherd's Notes- Christian Classics Series is designed to give readers a quick, step by step overview of some of the enduring treasures of the Christian faith. They are designed to be used along side the classic itself- either in individual study or in a study group. The faithful of all generations have found spiritual nourishment in the Scriptures and in the works of Christians of earlier generations. Martin Luther and John Calvin would not have become who they were apart from their reading Augustine. God used the writings of Martin Luther to move John Wesley from a religion of dead works to an experience at Aldersgate in which his "heart was strangely warmed." Shepherd's Notes will give pastors, laypersons, and students access to some of the treasures of Christian faith.

About the Author
Augustine was born in AD 354. He lived a wild, self-destructive life as a young man in Italy and was the subject of many prayers by his worried mother, Monica. After a life-changing conversion, he lived on to become a tremendous influence on Christian thinking. He died in AD 430.

Miethe is Provost and Honored Professor of Philosophy, Theology and History at Emmanuel College, Oxford. He is post doctoral fellow in History at Christ Church, University of Oxford.