Augustine (Saint -- Bishop of Hippo), Confessiones (Augustinus), Neoplatonism
Augustine wrote the Confession at a time when Christianity was still a small religion mostly populated with peasants and lower-class individuals. This paper argues that he actively utilized Neoplatonic philosophies and ideas in order to give credibility to his Christian doctrine. By doing so he accomplished the goal of expanding Christianity and appealing to the Intellegentsia.
Kraley, Shon H.
"Neoplatonic Influences in Augustine's Confessions,"
Anthós (1990-1996): Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/anthos_archives/vol1/iss1/6