The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1586176838

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 549

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered one of the greatest Christian classics of all time. It is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer that Augustine wrote as an autobiography sometime after his conversion, to confess his sins and proclaim God's goodness. Just as his first hearers were captivated by his powerful conversion story, so also have many millions been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions. This acclaimed new translation by Sister Maria Boulding, O.S.B., masterfully captures his experience, and is written in an elegant and flowing style. Her beautiful contemporary translation of the ancient Confessions makes the classic work more accessible to modern readers. Her translation combines the linguistic accuracy demanded by 4th-century Latin with the poetic power aimed at by Augustine, not as discernable in previous translations.

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Author: Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company

ISBN: 9780800787240

Category: Philosophy

Page: 199

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Writing as a sinner, not a saint, Augustine shares his innermost thoughts and conversion experiences, and wrestles with the spiritual questions that have stirred the hearts of the thoughtful since time began. Previously released in 1977.

The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199537828


Page: 353

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We witness the future saint's fascination with astrology and with the Manichees, and then follow him through scepticism and disillusion with pagan myths until he finally reaches Christian faith. There are brilliant philosophical musings about Platonism and the nature of God, and touching portraits of Augustine's beloved mother, of St. Ambrose of Milan, and of other early Christians like Victorinus, who gave up a distinguished career as a rhetorician to adopt the orthodox faith. Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary, yet his work contains many references and allusions that are easily understood only with background information about the ancient social and intellectual setting. To make "The Confessions" accessible to contemporary readers, Chadwick provides the most complete and informative notes of any recent translation, and includes an introduction to establish the context.


Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916559

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 995

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.

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Author: Augustine,Edward Bouverie Pusey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781600391064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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Seen as one of the most important figure in the ancient Western church, Augustine had drifted through several philosophical systems before converting to Christianity at the age of thirty-one. Today, St. Augustine stands as a powerful advocate for orthodoxy and of the episcopacy as the sole means for the dispensing of saving grace. Augustine can be seen to serve as a bridge between the ancient and medieval worlds. A review of his life and work shows him as an active mind engaging the practical concerns of the churches he served. "I will now call to mind my past foulness, and the carnal corruptions of my soul; not because I love them, but that I may love Thee, O my God. For love of Thy love I do it; reviewing my most wicked ways in the very bitterness of my remembrance, that Thou mayest grow sweet unto me...; and gathering me again out of that my dissipation, wherein I was torn piecemeal, while turned from Thee, the One Good, I lost myself among a multiplicity of things." St. Augustine, Confessions, Book Two, Chapter One. Lamp Post is proud to present some of the finest Christian literary works of all time-writings that have affected the Church, touched the hearts of its leaders, and helped shape Christianity for two thousand years; timeless books that have endured and are deserving to be included among the Christian Classics.

The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo),Maria Boulding

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 156548083X

Category: Religion

Page: 455

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Shows sensitivity to his passion and poetry that should make the text more accessible to contemporary English readers.

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Author: Augustine

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 0800787625

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 831

Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine. Reissue.

The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo),Maria Boulding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565480841

Category: Religion

Page: 420

View: 7916

Shows sensitivity to his passion and poetry that should make the text more accessible to contemporary English readers.

Confessions of St. Augustine

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo),St Augustine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615890255

Category: Christian saints

Page: 198

View: 7527

Confessions by St. Augustine is the most well-known and influential Christian autobiography in existence. Augustine (354-430 A.D.), who was the Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, lived a wild, hedonistic life prior to his legendary conversion. Confessions is Augustine's first-hand account of his life and conversion, reading like a diary, and it also serves as on ongoing prayer. This edition contains the classic, original translation by Edward Bouverie Pusey. Nothing has been marred or modernized; this is the translation that has been studied for well over a century. Philosophers and theologians have long admired Augustine's work for its powerful insight, and countless readers have found inspiration and joy in reading about his life's journey from hedonism to peace.