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Confessions

Author: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; R S Pine-Coffin
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England ; New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Penguin Books, 1961.
Series: Penguin classics, L114.
Edition/Format:   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, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; R S Pine-Coffin
ISBN: 014044114X 9780140441147
OCLC Number: 17378541
Language Note: Translated from the Latin.
Description: 346 p. ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics, L114.
Other Titles: Confessiones.
Responsibility: Saint Augustine ; translated with an introduction by R.S. Pine-Coffin.

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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 revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. In his introduction R. S. Pine-Coffin discusses Saint Augustine?s intentions in writing his Confessions and issues of translation. This edition also includes a list of dates of events recorded in the Confessions" --from the publisher.

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