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Augustine's Confessions : a biography

Autore: Garry Wills
Editore: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Serie: Lives of great religious books.
Edizione/Formato:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Print version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
Augustine's Confessions.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010016452
(OCoLC)608687795
Persona incaricata: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Tipo materiale: Biography, Document, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Internet Resource, Computer File
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Garry Wills
ISBN: 1400838029 9781400838028
Numero OCLC: 708566298
Descrizione: 1 online resource (vii, 166 pages).
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Lives of great religious books.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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