Confessions (Paperback)
  • Confessions (Paperback)

Confessions (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction,translator)
Paperback 352 Pages
Published: 29/05/2003
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'Give me chastity and continence, but not yet'

The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting world-views. The Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recounts how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle to become one of Christianity's most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also addresses fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of the faith today.

Translated with an Introduction by R. S. PINE-COFFIN

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140441147
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

"[Wills] renders Augustine's famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact." -Los Angeles Times

"[Wills's] translations . . . are meant to bring Augustine straight into our own minds; and they succeed. Well-known passages, over which my eyes have often gazed, spring to life again from Wills's pages." -Peter Brown, The New York Review of Books

"Augustine flourishes in Wills's hand." -James Wood

"A masterful synthesis of classical philosophy and scriptural erudition." -Chicago Tribune

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