Augustine: Confessions Books I-IV
By (author) Edmund O. P. Augustine
Edited by Gillian Clark
Series edited by E. J. Kenney
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Augustine: Confessions Books I-IV by Edmund O. P. Augustine
Book DescriptionAugustine'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 AD, 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, school days, 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 edition, 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521497633
(186mm x 123mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edmund O. P. Augustine
Confessions, Hardback (February 2015)
Helps you address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity.
Confessions of Saint Augustine, Paperback (December 2009)
A new edition of one of the greatest and most influential classics of the Christian tradition, and the first Western autobiography ever written
On Christian Doctrine, Paperback (April 2009)View all books by Edmund O. P. Augustine
Since the dawn of the fifth century, theology students, religious scholars, and ordinary Christians have turned to this volume for guidance on how to read the Bible and understand the true meaning of scripture.
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