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Augustine : the confessions

Author: Gillian Clark
Publisher: Exeter : Bristol Phoenix Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st publView all editions and formats
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Explains just how and why Augustine came to abandon a successful career and the personal enjoyments of a largely secular existence to follow a life of prayer and study, leading to a true  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biografías
Named Person: Agustín, Santo Obispo de Hipona; Agustín, Santo Obispo de Hipona
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Clark
ISBN: 1904675409 9781904675402 1904675034 9781904675037
OCLC Number: 954753117
Description: XVI, 104 p. ; 23 cm
Contents: PrefaceIntroductionPart 1. Augustine's world; Africa: world politicsThagaste: family, church and schoolCarthage: rhetoric and religionAfrica to Italy: Manichaeans and pagansMilan: worldly success and renunciationReturn to Africa: monks and bishopsPart 2. Describing a lifeThe first ten books are about me...''I want to know all about you'Spiritual biographyTrue Confessions? Narrative and memoryMultiple readings and exegesisNarrative and MemoryTelling storiesSpeaking the truth: rhetoric and styleIntertexts: Bible, classical culture and philosophyHearing Confessions: translation and receptionGuide to further readingIndex
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