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Boulding's fresh new translation of this classic captures the essence of Augustine's struggle to integrate faith and understanding as his heart seeks to rest in God.

Publishers Weekly, RBL


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The Confessions

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Overview

Boulding's fresh new translation of this classic captures the essence of Augustine's struggle to integrate faith and understanding as his heart seeks to rest in God.

Publishers Weekly, RBL


Augustine's Confessions has been much translated: but it is no exaggeration to say that Sister Maria Boulding's version is of different level of excellence from practically anything else on the market.

Rowan Williams
Archbishop of Canterbury
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011896859
  • Publisher: New City Press NY
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: The Works of Saint Augustine , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 299,710
  • File size: 473 KB

Meet the Author

Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After he became Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa where he was very influential in civil and church affairs. With more than 113 books, 200 letters and 500 sermons, he has left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture. His classic and best-selling works include the Confessions, The Trinity, The City of God, and Teaching Christianity.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2010

    Still Excellent After All These Years

    This is a very readable and good translation. Vessey's introduction is informative and helpful in appreciating Augustine's work.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2000

    Halfway through and loving it!

    I'm only somewhat more than halfway through the Confessions just yet, but I already find St. Augustine's extremely deep knowledge of God, His Triune nature, His Incarnation, et cetera, are amazing! No other saint that I've heard of can take you so deeply into the mysteries of God, with such simple language! Now, there are times where he gets more philosophical, and one needs to read a paragraph several times in order to understand exactly what he's getting at, but that is rare. For the most part, St. Augustine's story of how he went from sinner to saint is a truly amazing story- not even so much that it's amazing in itself, but that the way it will move one towards God is certainly amazing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    For clarification, this is a review of the Barnes & Noble Cl

    For clarification, this is a review of the Barnes & Noble Classics Series edition of Confessions by St. Augustine in NOOK Book format, translated by Richard C. Outler and with an introduction by Mark Vessey. 

    The biggest problem I have with this version is that it uses lower case for God, Lord, and other terms for our creator throughout the book. What was particularly odd about this is that I've seen at least one other printing of Outler's translation that does not omit the conventional use of capital letters for God's name. It is as if the editor was deliberately trying to minimize the importance of God. The editor is entitled to believe what he wishes, but clearly this book was written by someone who believes in and respects the Lord, and who would certainly have used capital letters had he been writing in contemporary English. (Heck, while I don't believe in Zeus, I still capitalize his name, because that's it's conventional to capitalize words used as names.

    I also noticed the footnotes making a reference to "Augustine's mythology, referring to Christianity. After a few chapters, I decided to find another translation from someone who was so clearly a non-believer, to ensure that the translation, format and footnotes captured the spirit with which St. Augustine wrote.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2008

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    As if mining for gold....

    Confessions is one of those books that many would consider too complicated. However, many would also think of Confessions as a beautiful work. Truth is, reading Confessions is comparable to mining for gold. There is a lot of words. But, in these words, themes are contained that are invaluable to any human today.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Rest of the book?

    It seems as though all this version gave me was part way through book 2? Where is the resr?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2001

    a good book

    i hope my review is more interesting than its title. this book begins interestingly enough, but once augustine has converted to christianity, his confessions become a bit dull. he took too much pleasure in listening to music or looking at a painting. surely he could have confessed to taking too much pleasure in the appearance of some woman of his congregation, but if he did take such pleasure, he left the confession out. his meditations on time, memory, and the nature of god are interesting.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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