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Confessions

Author: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Mark Vessey
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 2007.
Series: Barnes & Noble classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. It also chronicles his continuing struggle with sin and his efforts to find satisfaction in Manichaenism and Neoplatonism. Particularly poignant are his mother's tireless efforts to rescue him from self-destruction and his dramatic conversion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Leisure reading
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.; Mark Vessey
ISBN: 1593082592 9781593082598
OCLC Number: 230998574
Language Note: Translated from Latin.
Description: xliii, 304 p. ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Barnes & Noble classics.
Other Titles: Confessiones.
Responsibility: Saint Augustine ; translated by Albert C. Outler ; translation revised throughout by Mark Vessey ; with an introduction and notes by Mark Vessey.

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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. It also chronicles his continuing struggle with sin and his efforts to find satisfaction in Manichaenism and Neoplatonism. Particularly poignant are his mother's tireless efforts to rescue him from self-destruction and his dramatic conversion to the Christian faith at age 32.

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