Bibliography on Augustine

Philippe de Champaigne, Saint Augustine (1645-1650)

Here is a bibliography on Saint Augustine. Start with the titles in red.


  • Chadwick, Henry. Augustine: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford)
  • Levering, Matthew. The Theology of St. Augustine: An Introductory Guide to His Most Important Works (Baker Academic)
  • Matthews, Gareth B. Augustine (Blackwell)


  • Chadwick, Henry. Augustine of Hippo: A Life (Oxford)
  • Brown, Peter. Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (University of California)
  • Bonner, Gerald. St. Augustine of Hippo: Life and Controversies (Canterbury Press)

Primary Sources – Anthologies

  • Burleigh, J. H. S, (ed.). Augustine: Earlier Writings (Westminster John Knox)
  • Burnaby, John  (ed.). Augustine: Later Works (Westminster John Knox)
  • Bourke, Vernon J. (ed.). The Essential Augustine (Hackett)
  • Harmless, William (ed.). Augustine in His Own Words (Catholic University of America)

Primary Sources – Single Works

  • On the City of God. Edited by R. W. Dyson (Cambridge) or translated by Henry Bettenson (Penguin)
  • Essential Sermons. Edited by Daniel Doyle (New City Press)
  • On Christian Teaching. Translated by R. P. H. Green (Oxford)
  • Confessions. Translated by Henry Chadwick (Oxford) or Garry Wills (Penguin)
  • On the Free Choice of the Will, On Grace and Free Choice, and Other Writings. Edited by Peter King (Cambridge)
  • On the Trinity. Edited by Gareth B. Matthews (Cambridge)
  • Political Writings. Edited by E. M. Atkins & R. J. Dodaro (Cambridge)


  • Byassee, Jason. Reading Augustine: A Guide to the Confessions (Cascade)
  • Caputo, John D. & Michael J. Scanlon (eds.), Augustine and Postmodernism: Confessions and Circumfession (Indiana University)
  • Lyotard, Jean-Francois. The Confession of Augustine (Stanford)
  • Mann, William E. (ed.), Augustine’s Confessions: Critical Essays (Rowman & Littlefield)
  • Paffenroth, Kim & Robert P. Kennedy (eds.). A Reader’s Companion to Augustine’s Confessions (Westminster John Knox Press)
  • Wills, Garry. Augustine’s Confessions: A Biography (Princeton)

City of God

  • Daly, Gerard O. Augustine’s City of God (Oxford)
  • Wetzel, James. Augustine’s City of God: A Critical Guide (Cambridge)

General Secondary Sources

  • Battenhouse, Roy W. (ed.). A Companion to the Study of St. Augustine (Oxford)
  • Robert Dodaro & George Lawless, Augustine and His Critics (Routledge)
  • Fitzgerald, Allan D. (ed.). Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia (Eerdmans)
  • Gilson, Etienne. The Christian Philosophy of Saint Augustine (Octagon Books)
  • Harrison, Carol. Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity (Oxford)
  • Matthews, Gareth B. (ed.). The Augustinian Tradition (University of California)
  • Rist, John M. Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized (Cambridge)
  • Stump, Eleonore & Norman Kretzmann (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Augustine (Cambridge)

Religion & Theology

  • Burnaby, John. Amor Dei: A Study of the Religion of St. Augustine (Wipf & Stock)
  • Cary, Phillip. Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul (Oxford)
  • Cary, Phillip. Outward Signs: The Powerlessness of External Things in Augustine’s Thought (Oxford)


  • Burnell, Peter. The Augustinian Person (Catholic University of America)
  • Cary, Phillip. Augustine’s Invention of the Inner Self: The Legacy of a Christian Platonist (Oxford)


  • Arendt, Hannah. Love and Saint Augustine (University of Chicago)
  • Mathewes, Charles T. Evil and the Augustinian Tradition (Cambridge)
  • Meilaender, Gilbert. The Way That Leads There: Augustinian Reflections on the Christian Life (Eerdmans)
  • O’Donovan, Oliver. The Problem of Self-Love in St. Augustine (Wipf & Stock)
  • Wetzel, James. Augustine and the Limits of Virtue (Cambridge)

Politics & Society

  • Deane, Herbert A. The Political and Social Ideas of Saint Augustine (Columbia)
  • Dodaro, Robert. Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine (Cambridge)
  • Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Augustine and the Limits of Politics (University of Notre Dame)
  • Gregory, Eric. Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship (University of Chicago)
  • Markus, R. A. Saeculum: History and Society in the Theology of St. Augustine (Cambridge)
  • Mathewes, Charles T. The Republic of Grace: Augustinian Thoughts for Dark Times (Eerdmans)


  • Griffiths, Paul J. Lying: An Augustinian Theology of Duplicity (Brazos)
  • Hanby, Michael. Augustine and Modernity (Routledge)
  • Harrison, Carol Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine (Oxford)
  • Stock, Brian. Augustine the Reader: Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and the Ethics of Interpretation (Belknap Press of Harvard)

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