Research materials and essays

The modern bibliography of secondary literature on Augustine's thought and writing is immense. The best guides come from the Institut des Études Augustiniennes in Paris, published annually in the Revue des études augustiniennes. This is handsomely supplemented by the on-line bibliographical index of the Würzburg Augustinians. An earlier version of that resource is readily available on the CD-ROM published by Schwabe of Basel, "Corpus Augustinianum Gissense" (CAG), but that is now several years old already. I have reviewed CAG for Augustinian Studies, as well as the first volume of the landmark Augustinus-Lexikon that will, when finished, be a thorough and exhaustive guide to Augustine's world and work (with articles in multiple languages). In the meantime, I'm proud to have been associated with Allan Fitzgerald, OSA, and a distinguished editorial board in the creation of St. Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia, publishedin 1999 by Wm Eerdmans Publishing Company.

The following links take the reader to a variety of tools and studies that I have collected on the web since 1994. Additions welcome.


Augustine: Confessions: Latin text and scholarly commentary by JO'D (originally published, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1992).

Chronological Table of Augustine's Works

Augustinus-Lexikon home page, especially valuable for the "Literaturdatenbank" -- which extracts bibliography from the current volumes of the Lexikon, and provides other links and pointers as well.

Augustinian Studies: journal edited at Villanova University.

Augustine's Africa, comprising a selection of high-resolution maps of Roman Africa and its roads

Select Bibliography pertaining to Augustine for the general reader or new student.

More up to date and useful is "Augustine and the Latin West", a first-rate current bibliography of the scholarly literature compiled by William Harmless, SJ, of Spring Hill College with excellent annotation.

"The Works of Augustine": detailed catalogue of A.'s works, their dates, best editions, and available translations, by William Harmless, SJ.

J. Patout Burns of Vanderbilt University leads an important project resulting in the ongoing construction of a site, Devotion and Dissent: The Practice of Christianity in Roman Africa.

From the Orthodox Information Center, a highly informative page reporting and debating the respect and caution with which the Greek churches have viewed Augustine through the ages.


"The Authority of Augustine", the 1991 St. Augustine Lecture at Villanova University; on the same topic, see the Interscripta discussion on the topic that I led in 1994.

From Villanova University, full text of some classic texts from among the annual Augustine Lecture series: