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Confessions : Saint Augustine

Author: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; R S Pine-Coffin
Publisher: London : Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and worldviews. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; R S Pine-Coffin
ISBN: 9780141396897 014139689X
OCLC Number: 904268428
Notes: Translated from the Latin.
"This translation first published in Penguin Classics 1961"--Title page verso.
Description: xxvii, 541 pages ; 18 cm
Other Titles: Confessiones.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction by R.S. Pine-Coffin.
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