Confessions [St. Augustine] [Christmas Summary Classics] [NOOK Book]

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Confessions [St. Augustine] [Christmas Summary Classics]

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Aurelius Augustine was born at Tagaste, a city of Numidia, on November 13, 354. This greatest of the Latin Christian Fathers was the son of a magistrate named Patricius, who was a pagan till near the close of his life. Augustine was sent to school at Madaura, and next to study at Carthage. His mother, Monica, early became an ardent Christian, and her saintly influence guided the youth towards the light; but entanglement in philosophic doubts constrained him to associate with the Manich├Žans, and then with the Platonists. His mental struggles lasted eleven years. Going to Rome to teach rhetoric, he was invited to Milan to lecture, and there was attracted by the eloquent preaching of Bishop Ambrose. His whole current of thought was changed, and the two became ardent friends. In 391, Augustine was ordained priest by Valerius, Bishop of Hippo, whose colleague he was appointed in 395. At the age of 41, he was designated Bishop of Hippo, and filled the office for 35 years, passing away in his 76th year, on August 28, 430, during the third year of the siege of Hippo by the Vandals under Genseric. His numerous and remarkable works stamp him as one of the world's transcendent intellects. His two monumental treatises are the "Confessions" and "The City of God."
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  • BN ID: 2940149828357
  • Publisher: Kartindo Publishing House
  • Publication date: 7/21/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 16 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2004

    Best translation

    This is by far the best translation I've read. It is vibrant and the wording flows with an excellent rhythm.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    False advertising.

    This page has the Garry Wills translation and commentary I need--but it is not the version that downloaded onto my Nook after buying it. The commentary is what I need for an academic paper and I am appalled that I did not receive what I bought.

    This is unacceptable.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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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 February 16, 2009

    Confessions - Deep and thought provoking

    Excellent Read, great gift

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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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  • Posted August 14, 2013

    A Western Classic

    If you expect a stuffy book written by a Saint of The Catholic Church then you are reading the wrong book. St. Augustine details his days as a sinner as well as his time among the nicomacheans. He was disillusioned so he found God and the church. Augustine actually goes pretty deep into the psychology behind his worship and his epiphany. This translation was fantastic and I couldn't have imagined any other version.

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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.

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