The purpose of this I.S. is to create an understanding of how Christianity in North Africa influenced christianity in the Roman Church. When discussing North African Christianity it is St. Augustine of Hippo who was the greatest and and most important Notrh African bishop that had th greatest influence of the creation of the Roman Catholic Church. It is important to understand his philosophies and theologies and how they are present in the current Roman catholic Church, but at the same time it is necessary to go through meideval Europe and understand the churches backgrund after the fall of Rome. The reason for this is to understand the slow fade of the church away from Augustinian belief and into a more political based enviornment. It would not be until St.Thomas Aquinas after the crusades that would bring back the Augustinian faith based Catholic beliefs and tradidtions.
Knopp, Shawn, "St. Augustine's Influence on the Roman Catholic Church" (2012). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 3854.
History of Religion
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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