Read for Western Civilizations 101 in college. I was the only person in my section to choose this book instead of Satyricon
, which I think annoyed my T.A. a bit, especially when I tried to argue that Augustine pretty clearly had an Oedipal complex.
TA: There was no such thing as an Oedipal complex back then.
Me: Just because Freud hadn't come along to name it doesn't mean people didn't have them.
Anyway, I recall it being a beautifully written and fascinating book, even though I think the world might have been a better place without early Christian thinkers' obsession with sexual repression (and by extension, oppression of the female).