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Saint Augustine


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Helps you address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity.
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  • Hardcover
    $27.10
ISBN: 9780141396897
ANNOTATION:
Helps you address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity.

Annotation

Helps you address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity.

Publisher Description

One of a major new Classics series - books that have changed the history of thought, in sumptuous, clothbound hardbacks. The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.

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"

Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2015
ISBN-10
014139689X
ISBN-13
9780141396897
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2015-02-05
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
CONFESSIONS
Language
English
Illustrator
Coralie Bickford-Smith
Series
Penguin Pocket Hardbacks
Translated from
Latin
Pages
576
Author
Saint Augustine