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Augustine's Confessions : a biography

Author: Garry Wills
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Series: Lives of great religious books.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this brief and incisive book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the story of the Confessions--what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it asks to be read, and the many ways it has been misread in the one-and-a-half millennia since it was composed. Following Wills's biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions, this is an unparalleled introduction to one of the most important  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Wills, Garry, 1934-
Augustine's Confessions.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010016452
(OCoLC)608687795
Named Person: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Garry Wills
ISBN: 1400838029 9781400838028
OCLC Number: 708566298
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 166 p.)
Contents: The book's birth --
The book's genre --
The book's African days --
The book's Ambrose --
The book's "conversion" --
The book's baptismal days --
The book's culmination --
The book's afterlife : early reception, later neglect.
Series Title: Lives of great religious books.
Responsibility: Garry Wills.

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An introduction to "Confessions", one of the most important books in the Christian and Western traditions. It tells the story of the "Confessions" - what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it  Read more...

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