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Mobile Ed: CH307 Augustine of Hippo: Context and Influence (2 hour course)

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In Augustine of Hippo: Context and Influence Dr. Scott Harrower surveys the life of St. Augustine. See how Augustine rose from his middle class birth in unsung Thagaste to his prominent position as rhetoric teacher in the Roman imperial court in Milan and transformed from his ambitious and selfish careerism to a humble servant of the Church in Hippo and defender of some of the foundational doctrines of Christianity. Trace Augustine’s intellectual, philosophical, and spiritual journey as you see how Augustine sought truth and wisdom in Greek philosophy, Manichaeism, and other philosophies, before eventually finding it in Christianity. Learn how the grace and love of God played a powerful role in this man’s life, transforming him from a selfish, proud man into one of the most significant influences not only in the life of the Church, but also in the development of Western civilization.

Upon successful completion you should be able to:

  • Detail the major biographical details of Augustine’s life, including his mixed origins, his intellectual and spiritual pursuits, and his conversion to Christianity
  • Identify and discuss the big themes that occur throughout Augustine’s life, including wisdom, pride, love, power, ambition, and grace
  • Describe the theological controversies that Augustine played a role in, including the Pelagian controversy and the Donatist schism
  • Articulate the main theses of Augustine’s major works including The Confessions, On the Trinity, and The City of God


  • Introducing the Speaker and Course

Unit 1: Biography, Themes, and Self-Description by St. Augustine

  • Origins
  • Family and Spiritual Background
  • Education and Patronage

Unit 2: Big Themes in Augustine’s Life

  • Wisdom and Pride
  • Love Spoilt by Lust
  • The Quest for the Truth and Wisdom that Underlies and Shapes Reality
  • Pride, Ambition and Careerism—Power and Politics
  • Conversion and the New Life—Part 1
  • Conversion and the New Life—Part 2

Unit 3: Augustine in Hippo and Major Challenges as a Bishop

  • Return to Africa and the Church
  • The Pelagian and Donatist Controversies
  • The Trinity
  • The Holy Spirit
  • The City of God: Augustine’s Political Theology—Part 1
  • The City of God: Augustine’s Political Theology—Part 2

Product Details

  • Title: CH307 Augustine of Hippo: Context and Influence
  • Instructor: Scott Harrower
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Product Type: Logos Mobile Education
  • Resource Type: Courseware, including transcripts, audio, and video resources
  • Courses: 1
  • Video Hours: 2
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Scott Harrower is a lecturer in Christian thought at Ridley College and an ordained Anglican minister. He earned a PhD in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Scott regularly presents on topics such as early Christianity in Roman contexts, and philosophical responses to the problem(s) of evil. He is the author of Trinitarian Self and Salvation: An Evangelical Engagement with Rahner's Rule and is currently working on The Cambridge Companion to the Apostolic Fathers (with Michael F. Bird) and The Relevant Trinity (forthcoming, Lexham Press).

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  1. Daniel Caballero.
  2. Tim Kuhn

    Tim Kuhn


    As stated previously, the enthusiasm and passion of Dr. Harrow make this a very enjoyable course. I am glad I picked it up and a little sad that he doesn't have any other courses. This was educational and informative.
  3. David W Warner

    David W Warner


    One of the best courses I have encountered in Logos Mobile Ed. The enthusiasm of Dr. Harrow is infectious. A gifted instructor, who provides insight into St. Augustine's life and works.


Collection value: $110.00
Save $40.01 (36%)