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Was Saint Augustine an anti-feminist?

No, argues this excellent talk from 1994: http://www.its.caltech.edu/~nmcenter/women-cp/augustin.html. I agree. He was a man of his time and fallible,16Augustine and certainly couldn’t have conceived of women as the equals of men in the City of Man.  But he undoubtedly saw men and women as equal in the City of God.  And, being the son of the indomitable Saint Monica, it is inconceivable to me that he would not have respected women’s intellect and moral strength.  That’s why I had to give him a strong, smart, spiritually indomitable mate in The Saint’s Mistress.