Confessions

Confessions

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by Saint Augustine, Augustine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0192817744

ISBN-13: 9780192817747

Pub. Date: 04/02/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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:
9780192817747
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/02/1992
Series:
World's Classics Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.56(w) x 7.38(h) x 0.65(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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