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Confessions (Penguin Black Classics Series)

Saint Augustine

Confessions (Penguin Black Classics Series)

Saint Augustine

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'[Wills] renders Augustine's famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact.'
- Los Angeles Times
Garry Wills, preeminent thinker and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, has long been fascinated with one of the most rigorous and spiritual philosophers in history: Augustine, the bishop of Hippo. Removed by time and place but not spiritual relevance, Augustine's Confessions continues to influence contemporary religion, language, and thought. Reading with fresh, keen eyes, Wills has brought his superb gifts of analysis and insight to this ambitious and critically acclaimed translation of Augustine's classic text, provoking James Woods to declare, 'Augustine flourishes in Wills's hands' (London Review of Books).
'[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

- Publisher

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'[Wills] renders Augustine's famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact.'
- Los Angeles Times
Garry Wills, preeminent thinker and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, has long been fascinated with one of the most rigorous and spiritual philosophers in history: Augustine, the bishop of Hippo. Removed by time and place but not spiritual relevance, Augustine's Confessions continues to influence contemporary religion, language, and thought. Reading with fresh, keen eyes, Wills has brought his superb gifts of analysis and insight to this ambitious and critically acclaimed translation of Augustine's classic text, provoking James Woods to declare, 'Augustine flourishes in Wills's hands' (London Review of Books).
'[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

- Publisher

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Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine was born to a Catholic mother and a pagan father on November 13, 354, at Tagasta, near Algiers. He studied Latin literature and later taught rhetoric in Rome and Milan. He originally joined the Manicheans, a religious sect, but grew unhappy with some of their philosophies. He soon turned to Christianity and was baptized in 386. One of Augustine's major goals was a single, unified church. He was ordained a priest in 391 and appointed Bishop of Hippo, in Roman Africa, in 396, His writings and arguments with other sects include the Donatists and the Pelagians. On the Trinity, The City of God, and On Nature and Grace are some of his important writings. Confessions, which is considered his masterpiece, is an autobiographical work that recounts his restless youth and details the spiritual experiences that led him to Christianity. Many of Augustine's ideas, such as those concerning sin and predestination, became integral to the doctrines of the Church. Augustine died on August 28, 430AD.

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One of the Great Christian Classics
5 stars By rob, Oct 26 2012
St. Augustine's Confessions have been a source of much theological and existential study since they were first published. Here we have a formerly adamant non-Christian turned one of the most influential Christians in history reflecting on his life, conversion, and sin. Through Augustine's reflections and memories he shares deep and penetrating insights on topics such as why we sin and why we reject God, alongside joyful praise of the God he formerly rejected. Through reading the Confessions one draws a deep sense of Augustine's character, rhetorical genius as well as his deep hunger for God, which drove his life. St. Augustine has served a great many Christians as a model for how sinful beings should live in a sinful world. This book gives the reader much food for thought and has the definite ability to change our lives for the better. A must read.
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  • Catalogue Code 420611
  • Product Code 9780143105701
  • ISBN 0143105701
  • EAN 9780143105701
  • Pages 368
  • Department Academic
  • Category Classic
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Pearson Education Australia
  • Publication Date Dec 2008
  • Sales Rank #39013
  • Dimensions 196 x 129 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.263kg

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