The Confessions of Saint Augustine

The Confessions of Saint Augustine
Author: Augustine
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780679641940
Available:
Release: 2000-11-01
Editor: Modern Library
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'The reader who has never met Augustine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions,' reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. 'Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul.' Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from A.D. 396 until his death in A.D. 430, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. Written in the form of a long prayer addressed directly to God, Augustine's Confessions, the remarkable chronicle of his conversion to Christianity, endures as the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time. 'Augustine possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind,' wrote Edward Gibbon. 'He boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free-will, and original sin.' And the eminent historian Jaroslav Pelikan remarked: 'There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiritual, and cultural force.'

The Confessions

The Confessions
Author: Saint Augustine,Henry Chadwick
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780199537822
Available:
Release: 2008-08-14
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. Now, Henry Chadwick, an eminent scholar of early Christianity, has given us the first new English translation in thirty years of this classic spiritual journey. Chadwick renders the details of Augustine's conversion in clear, modern English. We witness the future saint's fascination with astrology and with the Manichees, and then follow him through scepticism and disillusion with pagan myths until he finally reaches Christian faith. There are brilliant philosophical musings about Platonism and the nature of God, and touching portraits of Augustine's beloved mother, of St. Ambrose of Milan, and of other early Christians like Victorinus, who gave up a distinguished career as a rhetorician to adopt the orthodox faith. Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary, yet his work contains many references and allusions that are easily understood only with background information about the ancient social and intellectual setting. To make The Confessions accessible to contemporary readers, Chadwick provides the most complete and informative notes of any recent translation, and includes an introduction to establish the context. The religious and philosophical value of The Confessions is unquestionable--now modern readers will have easier access to St. Augustine's deeply personal meditations. Chadwick's lucid translation and helpful introduction clear the way for a new experience of this classic. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

The Confessions of Saint Augustine
Author: Augustine
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307785909
Available:
Release: 2011-01-26
Editor: Image
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The reader who has never met Augus-tine before ought to go first of all to the Confessions," reflected the Trappist monk and scholar Thomas Merton. "Augustine lived the theology that he wrote. . . . He experienced the reality of Christ living in his own soul." Saint Augustine, the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from a.d. 396 until his death in a.d. 430, is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. Written in the form of a long prayer addressed directly to God, Augustine's Confessions, the remarkable chronicle of his conversion to Christianity, endures as the greatest spiritual autobiography of all time. "Augustine possessed a strong, capacious, argumentative mind," wrote Edward Gibbon. "He boldly sounded the dark abyss of grace, predestination, free-will, and original sin." And the eminent historian Jaroslav Pelikan remarked: "There has, quite literally, been no century of the sixteen centuries since the conversion of Augustine in which he has not been a major intellectual, spiri- tual, and cultural force."

Confessions

Confessions
Author: Kanae Minato
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780316200912
Available:
Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: Mulholland Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge. After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a diabolical plot for revenge. Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Agustín (Santo, )
Pages: 429
ISBN: 9780385029551
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Release: 1960
Editor: Image
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine

The Confessions

The Confessions
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo)
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9780375700217
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Translated by a nun of the Benedictine order, the immortal autobiography of the fourth-century Bishop of Hippo, a founder of the Christian church, traces his journey from licentious youth to Christian missionary. Original. 15,000 first printing.

The Confessions

The Confessions
Author: Saint Augustine (of Hippo),Maria Boulding
Pages: 416
ISBN: UVA:X004050427
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Shows sensitivity to his passion and poetry that should make the text more accessible to contemporary English readers.

Confess

Confess
Author: Colleen Hoover
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781476791456
Available:
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Fighting to rebuild her life after shattering losses, Auburn Reed is unexpectedly attracted to an enigmatic artist only to discover that the object of her affections is hiding threatening secrets from his past. By the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Slammed. Original.

The Confession

The Confession
Author: John Grisham
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780385534130
Available:
Release: 2010-10-26
Editor: Dell
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from John Grisham's The Litigators and Calico Joe. An innocent man is about to be executed. Only a guilty man can save him. In 1998, in the small East Texas city of Sloan, Travis Boyette abducted, raped, and strangled a popular high school cheerleader. He buried her body so that it would never be found, then watched in amazement as police and prosecutors arrested and convicted Donté Drumm, a local football star, and marched him off to death row. Now nine years have passed. Travis has just been paroled in Kansas for a different crime; Donté is four days away from his execution. Travis suffers from an inoperable brain tumor. For the first time in his miserable life, he decides to do what’s right and confess. But how can a guilty man convince lawyers, judges, and politicians that they’re about to execute an innocent man?

Augustine Confessions Books V IX

Augustine  Confessions Books V   IX
Author: Augustine
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781107009592
Available:
Release: 2019-08-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The only commentary in English that interprets Augustine's language and thought in Confessions V-IX, for students and teachers of Latin.

Moody Classics Complete Set

Moody Classics Complete Set
Author: St. Augustine,Dr. Howard Taylor,Mrs. Howard Taylor,Apostolic Fathers,J. Oswald Sanders,G.K. Chesterton,George Mueller,Hannah Whitall Smith,E.M. Bounds,Thomas A'Kempis,Andrew Murray,John Bunyan,R. A. Torrey,C.H. Spurgeon,L.E. Maxwell,J.C. Ryle,D.L. Moody,F.B. Meyer,Nathan Stone
Pages: 4208
ISBN: 9780802482587
Available:
Release: 2010-05-13
Editor: Moody Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This package includes the entire collection of the Moody Classics Set: The Confessions of St. Augustine, Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret, The Apostolic Fathers, The Incomparable Christ, Orthodoxy, Answers to Prayer, The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life, Power Through Prayer, The Imitation of Christ, The True Vine, The Pilgrim's Progress, How to Pray, All of Grace, Born Crucified, Holiness (Abridged), The Overcoming Life, The Secret of Guidance, Names of God, and Prevailing Prayer. Of all the factors influencing our spiritual growth and development, pivotal books play a key role. Learning from those who have walked the path and fought the fight brings wisdom and strengthens resolve. And hearing the familiar chords of kingdom living sung by voices from other times can penetrate cultural barriers that limit our allegiance to the King. To this end, Moody Publishers is honored to present all nineteen books of its spiritual classics series. Selected for their enduring influence and timeless perspective, these new editions promise to shape the lives of spiritual pilgrims for generations to come.

Confessions

Confessions
Author: S. Agustin (Santo, Obispo de Hipona),Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.),Augustine,Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo,Augustine of Hippo,Augustine of Hippo Staff
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780140441147
Available:
Release: 1961
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dedicated to truth and the celebration of his individuality, the eighteenth-century French philosopher reexamines his life, ideals, and experiences

The Confession

The Confession
Author: Jessie Burton
Pages: 464
ISBN: 1509886192
Available:
Release: 2020-09-03
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The powerful, moving and suspenseful novel from the million-copy bestselling author of The Miniaturist and The Muse.

Augustine s Confessions

Augustine s Confessions
Author: Garry Wills
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781400838028
Available:
Release: 2011-02-07
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Pulitzer Prize–winner Garry Wills, the story of Augustine’s Confessions In this brief and incisive book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the story of the Confessions--what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it asks to be read, and the many ways it has been misread in the one-and-a-half millennia since it was composed. Following Wills's biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions, this is an unparalleled introduction to one of the most important books in the Christian and Western traditions. Understandably fascinated by the story of Augustine's life, modern readers have largely succumbed to the temptation to read the Confessions as autobiography. But, Wills argues, this is a mistake. The book is not autobiography but rather a long prayer, suffused with the language of Scripture and addressed to God, not man. Augustine tells the story of his life not for its own significance but in order to discern how, as a drama of sin and salvation leading to God, it fits into sacred history. "We have to read Augustine as we do Dante," Wills writes, "alert to rich layer upon layer of Scriptural and theological symbolism." Wills also addresses the long afterlife of the book, from controversy in its own time and relative neglect during the Middle Ages to a renewed prominence beginning in the fourteenth century and persisting to today, when the Confessions has become an object of interest not just for Christians but also historians, philosophers, psychiatrists, and literary critics. With unmatched clarity and skill, Wills strips away the centuries of misunderstanding that have accumulated around Augustine's spiritual classic.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Author: John Perkins
Pages: 250
ISBN: 1576755126
Available:
Release: 2004-11-09
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

The Confessions of Catherine de Medici
Author: C. W. Gortner
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9780345501875
Available:
Release: 2011-05
Editor: Ballantine Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Leaving her native Florence to marry Henry II of France, Catherine de Medici embarks on an unanticipated destiny of religious warfare, thwarted leadership and psychologically charged royal machinations. By the author of The Last Queen.

Selected Political Writings

Selected Political Writings
Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas)
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0389202444
Available:
Release: 1981
Editor: Barnes & Noble Imports
Language: en

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The Consolation of Philosophy

The Consolation of Philosophy
Author: Boethius,,P. G. Walsh
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780199540549
Available:
Release: 2008-07-10
Editor: Oxford Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Boethius composed De Consolation Philosophiae in the sixth century A.D. while awaiting death by torture, condemned on a charge of plotting against Gothic rule, which he protested as manifestly unjust. Though a Christian, Boethius details the true end of life as the soul's knowledge of God, and consoles himself with the tenets of Greek philosophy, not with Christian precepts. Written in a form called Meippean Satire that alternates between prose and verse, Boethius' work often consists of a story told by Ovid or Horace to illustrate the philosophy being expounded. The Consolation of Philosophy dominated the intellectual world of the Middle Ages; it inspired writers as diverse Thomas Aquinas, Jean de Meun, and Dante. In England it was rendered into Old English by Alfred the Great, into Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer, and later Queen Elizabeth I made her own translation. The circumstances of composition, the heroic demeanor of the author, and the Meippean texture of part prose, part verse have been a fascination for students of philosophy, literature, and religion ever since. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Confessions

The Confessions
Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
Pages: 416
ISBN: HARVARD:HN5JP4
Available:
Release: 1876
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Confessions of St Augustine

The Confessions of St  Augustine
Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.),Albert Cook Outler
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9780486424668
Available:
Release: 2002-10-29
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recalls crucial events in the author's life, including his origins in rural Algeria, his lavish lifestyle in Milan, his struggle with sexual desires, his eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage, and the recovery of his Catholic faith.