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An edition of Confessions (1961)

Confessions

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This edition was published in by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, . New York, N.Y., U.S.A.

Written in English

346 pages

In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colorful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day. - Back cover.

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Confessions

First published in 1961



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In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colorful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day. - Back cover.

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i (1) 'You are great, Lord, and highly to be praised (Ps. 47: 2): great is your power and your wisdom is immeasurable' (Ps. 146:5).
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Confessions

This edition was published in by Penguin Books in Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, . New York, N.Y., U.S.A.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Series
Penguin classics -- L114

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
270.2092
Library of Congress
BR65.A6 E5 1961b

The Physical Object

Pagination
346 p. ;
Number of pages
346

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24375842M
Internet Archive
confessionsaugu
ISBN 10
014044114X
ISBN 13
9780140441147
OCLC/WorldCat
17378541

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