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Augustine's Confessions : a biography

Auteur : Garry Wills
Éditeur : Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Collection : Lives of great religious books.
Édition/format :   Livre électronique : Document : Biography : EnglishVoir toutes les éditions et tous les 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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Electronic books
Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Format – détails additionnels : Print version:
Wills, Garry, 1934-
Augustine's Confessions.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010016452
(OCoLC)608687795
Personne nommée : Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Type d’ouvrage : Biography, Document, Ressource Internet
Format : Internet Resource, Computer File
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Garry Wills
ISBN : 1400838029 9781400838028
Numéro OCLC : 708566298
Description : 1 online resource (vii, 166 pages).
Contenu : 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.
Titre de collection : Lives of great religious books.
Responsabilité : 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  Lire la suite...

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