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Confessions

Author: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Henry Chadwick
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colorful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Henry Chadwick
ISBN: 0192833723 9780192833723
OCLC Number: 39235022
Description: xxviii, 311 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: THE CONFESSIONS --
Early Years --
Adolescence --
Student at Carthage --
Manichee and Astrologer --
Carthage, Rome, and Milan --
Secular Ambitions and Conflicts --
A Neoplatonic Quest --
The Birthpangs of Conversion --
Cassiciacum: to Monica's death --
Memory --
Time and Eternity --
Platonic and Christian Creation --
Finding the Church in Genesis I.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Confessiones.
Responsibility: Saint Augustine ; translated with an introduction and notes by Henry Chadwick.

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In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colorful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day. - Back cover.

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