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Confessions by Edmund O. P. Augustine
Book Description"God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land. The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--may we follow their directions home."--Archbishop Desmond Tutu Writing in the last years of the fourth century a.d., Saint Augustine of Hippo created what is at once the first true autobiography in Western literature and among the most sophisticated yet accessible theological arguments in the history of Christianity. With extraordinary candor and psychological acumen, Augustine recounts his passage from a life of sensuality, Manichaean superstition, and empty careerism to a genuine spiritual awakening, and he articulates views on marriage, morality, and faith that have shaped our discourse ever since. The Confessions allows us to appreciate both the startling modernity of Augustine's insights and the imperishable poetry of his voice. With a new Preface by MacArthur Fellow Patricia Hampl, author of Virgin Time and A Romantic Education. In the annals of spirituality, certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375700217
(203mm x 133mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United States
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.
Trinity, Paperback (February 2012)
In this classic work Augustine is engaged in a personal quest; he is 'looking for God', and of course inviting his readers to join him in the search.
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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Author Biography - Edmund O. P. Augustine
St Augustine of Hippo, the great Doctor of the Latin Church, was born at Thagaste in North Africa, in 354 CE. He was brought up as a Christian but he was soon converted to the Manichean religion. He also came under the influence of Neoplatonism. However, in 387 he renounced all his unorthodox beliefs and was baptized into Christianity. His surviving works have profoundly influenced Christian theology and the psychology and political theology of the West. From the Hardcover edition.
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