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God bids you not to commit lechery, that is, not to have sex with any woman except your wife. You ask of her that she should not have sex with anyone except you -- yet you are not willing to observe the same restraint in return. Where you ought to be ahead of your wife in virtue, you collapse under the onset of lechery. ... Complaints are always being made about men's lechery, yet wives do not dare to find fault with their husbands for it. Male lechery is so brazen and so habitual that it is now sanctioned [= permitted], to the extent that men tell their wives that lechery and adultery are legitimate for men but not for women.

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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