His writings: links
The world is fortunate to have an estimated five or six million words written or preached by Augustine.
Because of the list of his writings that he compiled towards the end of his long life, scholars are aware that most of his works still exist, and even have the titles and descriptions of the few works that have been lost to posterity.
After his death while Hippo was surrounded by the Vandals, his followers successfully transported copies of his writings to Europe.
Augustine is perhaps the most prolific writer of the Middle Ages, such that it came to be said, "Mentitur qui se totum legisse fatetur: He lies who says that he has read all of the works [of Augustine]."
Augustine through the Ages: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Allan D. Fitzgerald O.S.A. (photo at left) ISBN: 0-8028-3843-X Published in 1999, 880 pages. Published 1999, 880 pages. The encyclopedia's promotional material states, "This indispensable, one-volume reference work provides the first encyclopedic treatment of the life, thought, and influence of Augustine of Hippo (354-430), one of the greatest figures in the history of the Christian church.
The product of more than 140 leading scholars throughout the world, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 400 articles that cover every aspect of Augustine's life and writings and trace his profound influence on the church and the development of Western thought through the past two millennia…."
By 2007 the publisher was out of stock. Check the Internet and www.amazon.com for second-hand copies for sale.
The Works of Saint Augustine. Modern translations of many works by Augustine, in a series that plans in coming years to publish in English all of the writings, sermons and letters of Saint Augustine (something that has never been done in English previously!).
Augustine of Hippo: A Biography, Revised Edition with a New Epilogue. By Peter Brown. ISBN: 0-520-22757-3 (paper) 576 pages. Published November 2000 by University of California Press.
This classic biography was first published thirty years ago and has since established itself as the standard account of the life and teaching of Augustine. The remarkable discovery recently of a considerable number of letters and sermons by Augustine has thrown fresh light on the first and last decades of his experience as a bishop. These circumstantial texts have led Peter Brown to reconsider some of his judgments on Augustine, both as the author of the Confessions and as the elderly bishop preaching and writing in the last years of Roman rule in north Africa. The reflections of Peter Brown on the significance of these exciting new documents are contained in two chapters of a substantial Epilogue to his biography (the text of which is unaltered). He also reviews the changes in scholarship about Augustine since the 1960s. A personal as well as a scholarly fascination infuse the book-length epilogue and notes that Brown has added to his acclaimed portrait of the bishop of Hippo. For more bibliographical details, go to: http://www.ucpress.edu/books/pages/1110001.html
The Writings of Augustine. A very comprehensive ten-page entry by Eugene Portalie from the earlier edition of the Catholic Encyclopedia. He begins by saying, "Augustine was one of the most prolific geniuses that humanity has ever known, and is admired not only for the number of his works, but also for the variety of subjects, which traverse the whole realm of thought."
Texts of Augustine in English. His Confessions, City of God, Enchiridion, De Trinitate, Soliloquies, De Dialecta, On Christian Doctrine, and 200 of his letters.
Against Lying. Augustine's small treatise, Contra Mendacium, translated into English.
Letters of Saint Augustine of Hippo. Over 250 letters written before Augustine became Bishop of Hippo.
Patristics: Augustine. Bibliography. According to the following categories:
1. Augustine: Biographies, Surveys & Reference Works
2. Augustine's Writings: Texts & Translations
3. The Confessions: Text & Studies
4. Augustine the Bishop: Preacher & Exegete
5. Augustine the Theologian: Surveys & Collections of Essays
6. Augustine's Debate with the Manichees
7. Augustine's Debate with the Donatists
8. Augustine's Debate with the Pelagians
9. The Trinity: Text & Studies
10. The City of God: Text & Studies
11. Augustine the Philosopher
12. Augustine: Other Valuable Studies
13. Later Latin Fathers: Texts & Studies
Compiled by William Harmless, S.J. of Creighton University, Nebraska, United States of America. http://moses.creighton.edu/harmless/bibliographies_for_theology/Patristics_6.htm
Resource web sites on Augustine of Hippo
Dave Armstrong. Numerous helpful links to web sites about Augustine: his works, his theology, and articles about him, etc.
Ad Limina Apostolorum. Links to the works of Augustine that appear on the internet in English or Latin. And to web sites on Augustine – including Augnet!