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Augustine's Confessions : a biography

Autor: Garry Wills
Verlag: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Serien: Lives of great religious books.
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In this brief and incisive book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the story of the Confessions--what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it asks to be read, and the many ways it has been misread in the one-and-a-half millennia since it was composed. Following Wills's biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions, this is an unparalleled introduction to one of the most important  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Physisches Format Print version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
Augustine's Confessions.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010016452
(OCoLC)608687795
Name: Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Medienart: Biografie, Dokument, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp Internet-Ressource, Computerdatei
Alle Autoren: Garry Wills
ISBN: 1400838029 9781400838028
OCLC-Nummer: 708566298
Beschreibung: 1 online resource (vii, 166 pages).
Inhalt: The book's birth --
The book's genre --
The book's African days --
The book's Ambrose --
The book's "conversion" --
The book's baptismal days --
The book's culmination --
The book's afterlife : early reception, later neglect.
Serientitel: Lives of great religious books.
Verfasserangabe: Garry Wills.

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An introduction to "Confessions", one of the most important books in the Christian and Western traditions. It tells the story of the "Confessions" - what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it  Weiterlesen…

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