The Confessions (Works of Saint Augustine)  Saint Augustine 9781565484689

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  • 425 Pages
  • Publisher: New City Press
  • Publication Date: June 2012
  • ISBN: SAUGUSTHECONFESSIONSI9781565484689

The Confessions (Works of Saint Augustine)

Saint Augustine

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered the all time number one Christian classic. Augustine undertook his greatest piece of writing with the conviction that God wanted him to make this confession. The Confessions are, in fact, an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer. The Bishop of Hippo was probably forty-three when he began this endeavor. He had been a baptized Catholic for ten years, a priest for six, and a bishop for only two. His pre-baptismal life raised questions in the community. Was his conversion genuine? The first hearers were captivated, as many millions have been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions. This new translation masterfully captures his experience.

2nd Edition includes an annotated bibliography by William Harmless, S.J.

Augustine of Hippo headshot

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was born in North Africa. One of the most important early theologians of the church, he is best known for his memoir of conversion in Confessions. His later publications, like The Trinity and City of God, continue to be vital works every theologian must engage with.

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered the all time number one Christian classic. Augustine undertook his greatest piece of writing with the conviction that God wanted him to make this confession. The Confessions are, in fact, an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer. The Bishop of Hippo was probably forty-three when he began this endeavor. He had been a baptized Catholic for ten years, a priest for six, and a bishop for only two. His pre-baptismal life raised questions in the community. Was his conversion genuine? The first hearers were captivated, as many millions have been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions. This new translation masterfully captures his experience.

2nd Edition includes an annotated bibliography by William Harmless, S.J.

Augustine of Hippo headshot

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) was born in North Africa. One of the most important early theologians of the church, he is best known for his memoir of conversion in Confessions. His later publications, like The Trinity and City of God, continue to be vital works every theologian must engage with.

  • Cover Type:
  • 425 Pages
  • Publisher: New City Press
  • Publication Date: June 2012
  • ISBN: SAUGUSTHECONFESSIONSI9781565484689