Pope Innocent III and his World
Augustine and Catholic Christianization: The Catholicization of Roman Africa, 391-408, written by Horace E. Six Means, is a comprehensive and insightful exploration of the profound impact of St. Augustine and the Catholic Church on the process of Christianization in Roman Africa during the turbulent years between 391 and 408 AD.
In this meticulously researched book, Six Means sheds light on the dynamic and complex relationship between the Catholic Church and the Roman Empire, specifically focusing on how the Catholic Church, under the leadership of Augustine, played a pivotal role in the conversion of Roman Africa to Christianity. Drawing from a wide range of primary sources, including Augustine’s own writings and sermons, as well as other contemporary historical accounts, the author unravels the intricate web of political, social, and religious factors that shaped the Catholicization of this region.
The narrative begins with a vivid depiction of the religious landscape of Roman Africa in the late fourth century, characterized by a diverse array of religious beliefs and practices. Against this backdrop, Six Means traces.