This page lists resources which provide background and biographical information as well as commentary on Saint Augustine and his writings. Dictionaries and encyclopedias (print and electronic) contain background information for understanding Saint Augustine and his works.
These links contains background information for understanding Saint Augustine and his writings. The first two links are online encyclopedia articles (peer reviewed and open access) on Saint Augustine. The next five links are to books; some of the books are also available as subscription databases. The last link is a subscription database.
This section lists a selection of books concerning Saint Augustine and his writings. Saint Augustine's writings can be organized into three periods: First Period (386-396), Second Period (396-411), and Third Period (411-430). The biographies consist of ancient (Saint Possidius) and modern (Chadwick, Brown, and O'Donnell) authors. These books also discuss Saint Augustine's theology and philosophy. Most of the books are in English.