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PUBLISHED: 30th November 1961
ISBN: 9780140441147
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When Saint Augustine wrote his Confessions he was facing, and responding to, a growing spread of asceticism in the Roman world.
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  • Paperback
    $17.79
PUBLISHED: 30th November 1961
ISBN: 9780140441147
ANNOTATION:
When Saint Augustine wrote his Confessions he was facing, and responding to, a growing spread of asceticism in the Roman world.

Annotation

When Saint Augustine wrote his Confessions he was facing, and responding to, a growing spread of asceticism in the Roman world.

Publisher Description

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was one of the outstanding figures of the declining Roman Empire. From his own account he lived a life of sin until his conversion to Christianity at the age of 32. Twelve years later he gave a personal account of his search for truth in "The Confessions", where his analysis of the emotional side of Christian experience in the face of sin remains unsurpassed. They are also intensely revealing of the man himself.

Author Biography

St Augustine of Hippo, the great Doctor of the Latin Church, was born at Thagaste in North Africa, in A.D. 354. He was brought up as a Christian but he was soon converted to the Manichean religion. He also came under the influence of Neoplatonism. However, in 387 he renounced all his unorthodox beliefs and was baptised. His surviving works had a great influence on Christian theology and the psychology and political theology of the West. R.S. Pine-Coffin is a Roman Catholic and was born in 1917.

Review

"[Wills] renders Augustine's famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact." --Los Angeles Times

"[Wills's] translations . . . are meant to bring Augustine straight into our own minds; and they succeed. Well-known passages, over which my eyes have often gazed, spring to life again from Wills's pages." --Peter Brown, The New York Review of Books

"Augustine flourishes in Wills's hand." --James Wood

"A masterful synthesis of classical philosophy and scriptural erudition." --Chicago Tribune

Review Quote

"[Wills] renders Augustine's famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact." - Los Angeles Times "[Wills's] translations . . . are meant to bring Augustine straight into our own minds; and they succeed. Well-known passages, over which my eyes have often gazed, spring to life again from Wills's pages." -Peter Brown, The New York Review of Books "Augustine flourishes in Wills's hand." -James Wood "A masterful synthesis of classical philosophy and scriptural erudition." - Chicago Tribune

Product Details

Author
Saint Augustine of Hippo, Augustine of Hippo
Short Title
CONFESSIONS
Pages
352
Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
ISBN-10
014044114X
ISBN-13
9780140441147
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
1961
Publication Date
1961-11-30
Translator
R.S. Pine-Coffin
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Translated from
Latin
Audience Age
15-18
Series
Penguin Classics
Edited by
Rotelle, John E.
Audience
General/Trade