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I was in misery, and misery is the state of every soul overcome by friendship with mortal things and lacerated when they are lost. Then the soul becomes aware of the misery which is its actual condition even before it loses them.

Augustine of Hippo

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Disturbed by the unruly behavior of the students in Carthage in 383 he moved to establish a school in Rome where he believed the best and brightest rhetoricians practiced. It is assumed that his mother Monica was of Berber origin on the basis of her name but as his family were honestiores an upper class of citizens known as honorable men Augustine's first language is likely to have been Latin. This belief was shared by many early Christians.

Many Protestants especially Calvinists consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teachings on salvation and divine grace. : /ɔːˈɡʌstɨn/ or /ˈɔːɡəstɪn/;Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; 13 November 354 – 28 August 430) also known as St Augustine St Austin or St Augoustinos was a Father of the Church whose writings are considered very influential in the development of Western Christianity and philosophy. ".

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