Confessions

Confessions

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by Saint Augustine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1565481542

ISBN-13: 9781565481541

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: New City Press NY

In his Confessions Augustine (354-430), bishop of Hippo, invented autobiography in the modern sense of the term. He writes of his whole development from childhood on, revealing himself not only in the events and feelings he recalls but in the way he analyzes them. Complex and subtle, The Confessions is also the fundamentally simple story

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In his Confessions Augustine (354-430), bishop of Hippo, invented autobiography in the modern sense of the term. He writes of his whole development from childhood on, revealing himself not only in the events and feelings he recalls but in the way he analyzes them. Complex and subtle, The Confessions is also the fundamentally simple story of one man's journey from darkness into light. Augustine tells of his first sexual adventures and the disappointment they brought him, of his deep attachment to his mistress and heart-break over her loss, and of his close but troubled relationship with his devout mother. He also shows how his quest for truth led him from Greek and Roman philosophy to the strange oriental sect of the Manicheans, and then to acceptance-after much struggle-of the Christian faith. Yet even Christianity could not quiet his restless mind: in the final books of The Confessions , Augustine goes beyond dogma to speculate boldly about memory, time, and the creation of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565481541
Publisher:
New City Press NY
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Works of Saint Augustine Series
Pages:
307
Sales rank:
328,446
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Book 1Childhood1
Book 2Sin25
Book 3Manichaeism39
Book 4Friends59
Book 5Materialism83
Book 6Milan107
Book 7Neoplatonism133
Book 8Vocation159
Book 9Baptism183
Book 10Memory209
Book 11Father (Origin)255
Book 12Son (Form)283
Book 13Spirit (Love)311

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