The Confessions

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

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 9781565480834

Category: Religion

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

The essays contained in this volume, by some of the most distinguished recent and contemporary thinkers in the field, insightfully explore Augustinian themes not only with an eye to historical accuracy but also to gauge the philosophical ...

Author: William E. Mann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742542327

Category: Philosophy

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Unique in all of literature, the Confessions combines frank and profound psychological insight into Augustine's formative years along with sophisticated and beguiling reflections on some of the most important issues in philosophy and theology. The essays contained in this volume, by some of the most distinguished recent and contemporary thinkers in the field, insightfully explore Augustinian themes not only with an eye to historical accuracy but also to gauge the philosophical acumen of Augustine's reflections.
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Confessions

Augustine's candor about his own sin and his struggle to reconcile his mind and soul to God's holiness has made this spiritual autobiography a revered classic for over fifteen centuries and compelling to today's readers looking for a ...

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781598566390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Augustine's candor about his own sin and his struggle to reconcile his mind and soul to God's holiness has made this spiritual autobiography a revered classic for over fifteen centuries and compelling to today's readers looking for a genuine spirituality.
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The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

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Confessions

In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine tells the story of his sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity.

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

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ISBN: 9780812996562

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

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Sarah Ruden's fresh, dynamic translation of Confessions brings us closer to Augustine's intent than any previous version. It puts a brilliant spotlight on the life of one individual to show how all lives have meaning that is universal and eternal. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine tells the story of his sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. He describes his ascent from a humble farm in North Africa to a prestigious post in the Roman Imperial capital of Milan, his struggle against his own overpowering sexuality, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother had taught him during his earliest years. Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary, and the confessional mode he invented can be seen everywhere in writing today. Grounded in her command of Latin as it was written and spoken in the ancient world, Sarah Ruden's translation is a bold departure from its predecessors - and the most historically accurate translation ever. Stylistically beautiful, with no concessions made to suit later theology and ritual, Ruden's rendition will give readers a startling and illuminating new perspective on one of the central texts of Christianity. -- from dust jacket.
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A Reader s Companion to Augustine s Confessions

This book is a tool for teaching and studying the great Christian classic, Augustine's Confessions.

Author: Kim Paffenroth

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664226191

Category: Religion

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This book is a tool for teaching and studying the great Christian classic, Augustine's Confessions. It is a unique venture in which thirteen different scholars look at each of the thirteen books in the Confessions and interpret their chapters in light of that book and in light of the rest of Augustine's work. The result is that the richness and ambiguity of Augustine's work shines through as well as the richness and ambiguity of different readings of the Confessions.
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Augustine The Confessions

Chapter 4 Speaking the truth : rhetoric and style In recent years it has been the
fashion to argue that there is no truth , no final and ... The problem arose for
Augustine because Christians were committed to the belief that ordinary people
might ...

Author: Gillian Clark

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 052140942X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Augustine's Confessions, written at the end of the fourth century, is a landmark text in the history of European culture. Augustine tells how and why he abandoned a successful career to follow a life of prayer and study, and how he sought for a true understanding of God and the Bible.
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Augustine s Confessions

Her beautiful contemporary translation of the ancient Confessions makes the classic work more accessible to modern readers.

Author: St. Augustine

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681497235

Category: Religion

Page: 450

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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. Sr. Maria Boulding, O.S.B. (1929 - 2009), born in Liverpool, was linguistically gifted and theologically astute. Turning down a full scholarship to Oxford, she joined the cloistered Benedictine Nuns at Stanbrook Abbey in September of 1947 where she unceasingly labored for 62 years. She spent much of her later life translating the writings of St. Augustine. Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., editor of Homiletic & Pastoral Review, is a professor of patristic theology at St. Louis University where he teaches courses on Trinitarian theology, Christology and soteriology in the early Church, with a special interest in the life and thought of St. Augustine of Hippo. He is also the co-editor of the Cambridge University Companion to Augustine.
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The Confessions

Her beautiful contemporary translation of the ancient Confessions makes the classic work more accessible to modern readers.

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781586176839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

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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.
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The Cambridge Companion to Augustine s Confessions

Presents the best scholarship on Augustine's Confessions which will facilitate a better understanding of this masterpiece.

Author: Tarmo Toom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108491860

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

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Presents the best scholarship on Augustine's Confessions which will facilitate a better understanding of this masterpiece.
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Confessions

Finally, Williams has succeeded in capturing both sides of Augustine’s mind in a richly evocative, impeccably reliable, elegantly readable presentation of one of the most impressive achievements in Western thought—Augustine's ...

Author: Augustine

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781624667848

Category: Philosophy

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"Williams's masterful translation satisfies (at last!) a long-standing need. There are lots of good translations of Augustine's great work, but until now we have been forced to choose between those that strive to replicate in English something of the majesty and beauty of Augustine's Latin style and those that opt instead to convey the careful precision of his philosophical terminology and argumentation. Finally, Williams has succeeded in capturing both sides of Augustine’s mind in a richly evocative, impeccably reliable, elegantly readable presentation of one of the most impressive achievements in Western thought—Augustine's Confessions." —Scott MacDonald, Professor of Philosophy and Norma K. Regan Professor in Christian Studies, Cornell University
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St Augustine s Confessions

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Author: W H D 1863-1950 Rouse

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 034325185X

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The Confessions

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: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780199537822

Category: Literary Collections

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In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. Now, Henry Chadwick, an eminent scholar of early Christianity, has given us the first new English translation in thirty years of this classic spiritual journey. Chadwick renders the details of Augustine's conversion in clear, modern English. 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. The religious and philosophical value of The Confessions is unquestionable--now modern readers will have easier access to St. Augustine's deeply personal meditations. Chadwick's lucid translation and helpful introduction clear the way for a new experience of this classic. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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“Anyone proposing another general field theory of the Confessions will have a major task being both as economical and as comprehensive as O'Connell is.”—Church History

Author: Robert J. O'Connell

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823212653

Category: Philosophy

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“Anyone proposing another general field theory of the Confessions will have a major task being both as economical and as comprehensive as O'Connell is.”—Church History
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Confessions

Written shortly after he became Biship of Hippo, "Confessions" highlights Augustine's childhood in Numidia and his riotous youth and early manhood in Carthage, Rome, and Milan.

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Fine Communications

ISBN: 1593082592

Category: Fiction

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One of the first personal histories ever written, The Confessions of St. Augustine offers more than a gripping narrative of one man's battle against doubt. It is also a brilliant work of theology that helped set the foundation for much of modern Christian thought.
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The Theology of Augustine s Confessions

This study of Augustine's Confessions presents his testimony of conversion as an antidote to modern culture's tendency toward disbelief.

Author: Paul Rigby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107094925

Category: History

Page: 352

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This study of Augustine's Confessions presents his testimony of conversion as an antidote to modern culture's tendency toward disbelief.
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Images of Conversion in St Augustine s Confessions

Narrowing the focus of his Soundings in St. Augustine's Imagination (1994) O'Connell (philosophy, Fordham U.) analyzes three decisive conversions portrayed in the Confessions: the youthful reading of Cicero, that sparked by the platonist ...

Author: Robert J. O'Connell

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 0823215989

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

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Unsurprisingly, conversion-imagery also provokes a fresh estimate of the sexual component in Augustine's religious biography; but the sexual aspect is balanced by Augustine's insistent stress on the "vanity" of his worldly ambitions.
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Confessions of Saint Augustine

Sheed's classic translation of Augustine's Confessions. True to the original, and in a subtle and dignified English translation, let this be a cornerstone of your library.

Author: Frank J. Sheed

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567110053

Category: Religion

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Sheed's classic translation of Augustine's Confessions. True to the original, and in a subtle and dignified English translation, let this be a cornerstone of your library.
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I Burned for Your Peace

Popular author and philosopher Peter Kreeft delves into one of the most beloved Christian classics of all time--Augustine's Confessions.

Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781621640400

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Popular author and philosopher Peter Kreeft delves into one of the most beloved Christian classics of all time--Augustine's Confessions. He collects key passages and offers incisive commentary, making Confessions accessible to any reader who is both intellectually curious and spiritually hungry. The Confessions is a dramatic personal narrative of a soul choosing between eternal life and death, an exploration of the timeless questions great minds have been asking for millennia, and a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God. I Burned for Your Peace is not a scholarly work but an unpacking of the riches found in Augustine's text. It is existential, personal, and devotional, as well as warm, witty, and thought-provoking. With Kreeft to guide them, readers of the Confessions can overhear and understand the intimate conversation between a towering intellect and the God whose peace he at last humbly accepts.
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The Confessions of St Augustine

Previously released in 1977, this book invites readers to join Augustine in his quest that led him to be one of the most influential Christian thinkers in the history of the church.

Author: Augustine

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1585581380

Category: Religion

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Confessions is one of the most moving diaries ever recorded of a man's journey to the fountain of God's grace. 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. Starting with his childhood in Numidia, through his youth and early adulthood in Carthage, Rome, and Milan, readers will see Augustine as a human being, a fellow traveler on the road to salvation. Though staggering around potholes and roadblocks, all will find strength in Augustine's message: when the road gets rough, look to God! Previously released in 1977, this book invites readers to join Augustine in his quest that led him to be one of the most influential Christian thinkers in the history of the church.
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