The Confessions / Edition 2

The Confessions / Edition 2

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by Saint Augustine
     
 

ISBN-10: 1565480848

ISBN-13: 9781565480841

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: New City Press NY

Augustine's Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature. Written in the author's early forties in the last years of the fourth century A.D. and during his first years as a bishop, they reflect on his life and on the activity of remembering and interpreting a life. Books I-IV are concerned with infancy and learning to talk,…  See more details below

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Augustine's Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature. Written in the author's early forties in the last years of the fourth century A.D. and during his first years as a bishop, they reflect on his life and on the activity of remembering and interpreting a life. Books I-IV are concerned with infancy and learning to talk, schooldays, sexual desire and adolescent rebellion, intense friendships and intellectual exploration. Augustine evolves and analyses his past with all the resources of the reading which shaped his mind: Virgil and Cicero, Neoplatonism and the Bible. This volume, which aims to be usable by students who are new to Augustine, alerts readers to the verbal echoes and allusions of Augustine's brilliant and varied Latin, and explains his theological and philosophical questioning of what God is and what it is to be human. The edition is intended for use by students and scholars of Latin literature, theology and Church history.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565480841
Publisher:
New City Press NY
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Works of St. Augustine Series
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Bk. 1Childhood1
Bk. 2Sin25
Bk. 3Manichaeism39
Bk. 4Friends59
Bk. 5Materialism83
Bk. 6Milan107
Bk. 7Neoplatonism133
Bk. 8Vocation159
Bk. 9Baptism183
Bk. 10Memory209
Bk. 11Father (origin)255
Bk. 12Son (form)283
Bk. 13Spirit (love)311

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Confessions 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
BearedProphet More than 1 year ago
Ok, so I bought this and was loving it - Penguin Books is my favorite publisher. My new nook color was doing great too. But, THE FILE IS CORRUPTED! It will not damage your Nook, but at around p. 200 or so, it will do this thing where the book will open and immediately go back to the home screen. Customer Service verified this and has contacted Penguin as of 2/1/11, but they don't know how long it will take to fix the issue. I really like this book, and I will buy it again once this glitch is fixed.
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