The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Editor: New City Press
ISBN: 156548083X
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Shows sensitivity to his passion and poetry that should make the text more accessible to contemporary English readers.

The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
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The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
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Shows sensitivity to his passion and poetry that should make the text more accessible to contemporary English readers.

St Augustine S Confessions

Author: W H D 1863-1950 Rouse
Editor: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780343251857
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The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191500976
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In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Augustine The Confessions

Author: Gillian Clark
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521409421
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Augustine's Confessions, written at the end of the fourth century, is a landmark text in the history of European culture. Augustine tells how and why he abandoned a successful career to follow a life of prayer and study, and how he sought for a true understanding of God and the Bible.

Confessions

Author: Augustine
Editor: Modern Library
ISBN: 0812996577
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One of the great works of Western literature, from perhaps the most important thinker of Christian antiquity, in a revolutionary new translation by one of today’s leading classicists Sarah Ruden’s fresh, dynamic translation of Confessions brings us closer to Augustine’s intent than any previous version. It puts a glaring spotlight on the life of one individual to show how all lives have meaning that is universal and eternal. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine tells the story of his sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. He describes his ascent from a humble farm in North Africa to a prestigious post in the Roman Imperial capital of Milan, his struggle against his own overpowering sexuality, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother had taught him during his earliest years. Augustine’s concerns are often strikingly contemporary, and the confessional mode he invented can be seen everywhere in writing today. Grounded in her command of Latin as it was written and spoken in the ancient world, Sarah Ruden’s translation is a bold departure from its predecessors—and the most historically accurate translation ever. Stylistically beautiful, with no concessions made to suit later theology and ritual, Ruden’s rendition will give readers a startling and illuminating new perspective on one of the central texts of Christianity. Praise for Confessions “[Ruden] has clearly thought deeply about what Augustine was trying to say.”—The Wall Street Journal “A translation of [Augustine’s] masterwork that does justice both to him and to his God . . . Repeated small acts of attention to the humble, human roots of Augustine’s imagery of his relations to God enable Ruden to convey a living sense of the Being before Whom we find him transfixed in prayer: ‘Silent, long-suffering and with so much mercy in your heart.’”—The New York Review of Books “Delightfully readable . . . In this lively translation filled with vivid, personal prose, Ruden introduces readers to a saint whom many will realize they only thought they knew. . . . Approaching her subject with deep religious and historical knowledge, [Ruden] chooses to translate Augustine as a performative, engaging storyteller rather than a systematic theologian.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Ruden’s translation makes Augustine’s ancient text accessible to a new generation of readers with a real taste of the original Latin.”—Library Journal “[Ruden’s] record as a translator of ancient texts . . . clearly establishes her considerable talent.”—Christianity Today

Confessions

Author: St Augustine
Editor: Darton Longman & Todd (DLT)
ISBN: 0232530335
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Augustine of Hippo's Confessions is perhaps the most important spiritual autobiography ever written. Recalling his dissolute years, Augustine pours out his heart to God, giving thanks and praise for his mercy and love. God had always been actively present in his life, though Augustine realised this only much later. In Books 1-9, translated here for young as well as older readers, Augustine helps us to look at our own strengths and weaknesses, and at the events and people in our lives. He urges us to find within ourselves our own hidden wisdom and truth. And to find God.

The Confessions Of St Augustine

Author: St. Augustine
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486113868
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Influential work recalls author's mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; lavish lifestyle in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery of his Catholic faith.

Augustine S Confessions

Author: St. Augustine
Editor: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681497239
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The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered one of the greatest Christian classics of all time. It is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer that Augustine wrote as an autobiography sometime after his conversion, to confess his sins and proclaim God's goodness. Just as his first hearers were captivated by his powerful conversion story, so also have many millions been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions. This acclaimed new translation by Sister Maria Boulding, O.S.B., masterfully captures his experience, and is written in an elegant and flowing style. Her beautiful contemporary translation of the ancient Confessions makes the classic work more accessible to modern readers. Her translation combines the linguistic accuracy demanded by 4th-century Latin with the poetic power aimed at by Augustine, not as discernable in previous translations. Sr. Maria Boulding, O.S.B. (1929 - 2009), born in Liverpool, was linguistically gifted and theologically astute. Turning down a full scholarship to Oxford, she joined the cloistered Benedictine Nuns at Stanbrook Abbey in September of 1947 where she unceasingly labored for 62 years. She spent much of her later life translating the writings of St. Augustine. Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., editor of Homiletic & Pastoral Review, is a professor of patristic theology at St. Louis University where he teaches courses on Trinitarian theology, Christology and soteriology in the early Church, with a special interest in the life and thought of St. Augustine of Hippo. He is also the co-editor of the Cambridge University Companion to Augustine.