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Confessions of St. Augustine: The Original, Classic Text by Augustine Bishop of Hippo, His Autobiography and Conversion Story
     

Confessions of St. Augustine: The Original, Classic Text by Augustine Bishop of Hippo, His Autobiography and Conversion Story

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Confessions by St. Augustine is the most well-known and influential Christian autobiography in existence. Augustine (354-430 A.D.), who was the Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, lived a wild, hedonistic life prior to his legendary conversion. Confessions is Augustine's first-hand account of his life and conversion, reading like a diary, and it also serves as on ongoing

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Confessions by St. Augustine is the most well-known and influential Christian autobiography in existence. Augustine (354-430 A.D.), who was the Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, lived a wild, hedonistic life prior to his legendary conversion. Confessions is Augustine's first-hand account of his life and conversion, reading like a diary, and it also serves as on ongoing prayer. This edition contains the classic, original translation by Edward Bouverie Pusey. Nothing has been marred or modernized; this is the translation that has been studied for well over a century. Philosophers and theologians have long admired Augustine's work for its powerful insight, and countless readers have found inspiration and joy in reading about his life's journey from hedonism to peace.

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ISBN-13:
9781615890255
Publisher:
Megalodon Entertainment
Publication date:
08/20/2010
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
567,824
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Confessions Of St. Augustine 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad Scan Like so many of the free books available for the Nook, this is a Google scan & book is very poor. Pagination and printing is off. This is not the way to read a book. It is not worth the trouble, and I am deleting it. I guess you really do get what you pay for¿
Tunguz More than 1 year ago
I first came across St. Augustine's "Confessions" when I was a freshman in college. It was a monumental experience in terms of both the content of his writing and the freshness and relevance of his writing style. After re-reading them again recently, I am still struck with how contemporary the book feels. Aside from many of its 4th century particularities, the concerns that St. Augustine had and the way he frankly and honestly dealt with them could be lifted from almost any contemporary tell-all autobiography. The biggest exception is the fact that "Confessions" is a quintessentially and irreducibly a religious text, and in an age when religious considerations are largely pushed towards the margins of their life stories, it is refreshing and uplifting to see what would a life look like for someone who took them very seriously and committed himself to reorganizing one's whole life around the idea of serving God wholly and uncompromisingly. "Confessions" is a very accessible text, and for the most part it does not deal with theological and philosophical issues. The exception is the latter part of the book, which are almost exclusively dedicated to those topics. You may want to skip those at the first reading, but I would encourage you to read them nevertheless. Maybe the very inspiring and uplifting story of St. Augustine's conversion to Christianity can lead you into deeper considerations about your faith or the meaning of life in general. I cannot think of a better introduction to those topics than "Confessions," nor of a better guide than St. Augustine.
ggrandma More than 1 year ago
Take TIME to read this spiritually helpful book. A page or two a day is easier to comprehend and apply to our life. This book is a four star rate in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing read, but it is really hard to read this ebook because of all the errors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I attend bible class and need to be aquainted with the Confessions of St. Augustine. The History of Early Church is quite interesting and informative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read another great book for your reading collection!
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This probably does give a flavor of the manner of reasoning of St. Augustine, a saint who lived when people evidently had a lot more time for navel-gazing. The language is archaic and the reasoning obtuse. I would have preferred a more "helpful" - dumbed down? - translation.
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