Religion

The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 474

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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Page: 416

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Biography & Autobiography

The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 522

View: 159

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.
Biography & Autobiography

Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

View: 450

Augustine's candor about his own sin and his struggle to reconcile his mind and soul to God's holiness has made this spiritual autobiography a revered classic for over fifteen centuries and compelling to today's readers looking for a genuine spirituality.
Biography & Autobiography

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

View: 327

The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years of the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work (City of God). It does, nonetheless, provide an unbroken record of his development of thought and is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries. It is a significant theological work, featuring spiritual meditations and insights. In the work St. Augustine writes about how much he regrets having led a sinful and immoral life. He discusses his regrets for following the Manichaean religion and believing in astrology. He writes about Nebridius's role in helping to persuade him that astrology was not only incorrect but evil, and St. Ambrose's role in his conversion to Christianity. The first nine books are autobiographical and the last four are commentary. He shows intense sorrow for his sexual sins, and writes on the importance of sexual morality. The books were written as prayers to God, thus the title, based on the Psalms of David; and it begins with "For Thou hast made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee."The work is thought to be divisible into books which symbolize various aspects of the Trinity and trinitarian belief.
Biography & Autobiography

Confessions of Saint Augustine

Author: Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

View: 766

"You called and shouted and burst my deafness. You flashed, shone, and scattered my blindness. You breathed odors, and I drew in breath and panted for You. I tasted, and I hunger and thirst. You touched me, and I burned for Your peace." "And men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought." This autobiography of Saint Augustine outlines his sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years of the Middle Ages. This large print edition of St Augustine's "Confessions" is printed on high quality paper in an easy-to-read format.
Literary Collections

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Author: St. Augustine

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 306

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.
Biography & Autobiography

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 355

View: 835

This edition of the classic literary work of St. Augustine is translated by Oxford scholar Rex Warner and features a revised bibliography. In this autobiography, St. Augustine describes his journey from sin to sainthood, and examines all of humanity's great concerns including the ethical conflict between good and evil.
Religion

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Author: St. Augustine

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 489

View: 826

This edition of The Confessions comes complete with all 13 books, a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents broken down by book and chapter. This classic work, The Confessions, was translated into several languages and played an important role in the spreading of the ideals of Eastern and Western Christianity. According to his contemporary, Jerome, Augustine “established anew the ancient Faith.” In his early years he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus.
Christian literature, Early

The Confessions of S. Augustine

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher:

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Category: Christian literature, Early

Page: 363

View: 398

Religion

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Author: Augustine

Publisher: Revell

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Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 927

Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine. Reissue.
Religion

Prayers from the Confessions

Author: Augustin ((saint ;)

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 227

Moving prayers which depict Augustine's passion for life.
Biography & Autobiography

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 278

For the first time, Wills's translation of the entire Confessions work by Saint Augustine has been compiled into one edition. Removed by time and place but not spiritual relevance, this text continues to influence contemporary religion, language and thought.
Fiction

Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Fine Communications

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 444

One of the first personal histories ever written, The Confessions of St. Augustine offers more than a gripping narrative of one man's battle against doubt. It is also a brilliant work of theology that helped set the foundation for much of modern Christian thought.
Biography & Autobiography

The Confessions Of St. Augustine

Author: St. Augustine of Hippo

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 332

View: 919

“The Confessions of St. Augustine” (Latin: Confessiones) is an autobiographical work by St. Augustine of Hippo. The work describes Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is generally recognized as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1000 years of the Middle Ages.
Religion

Confessions of Saint Augustine

Author: Frank J. Sheed

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 943

Sheed's classic translation of Augustine's Confessions. True to the original, and in a subtle and dignified English translation, let this be a cornerstone of your library.
Religion

Augustine's Confessions

Author: St. Augustine

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 450

View: 596

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.