The Confessions

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 Confessions

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.

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The Confessions
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Saint Augustine, Henry Chadwick
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08-14 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

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
The Confessions of St. Augustine
Language: en
Pages: 303
Authors: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.), Albert Cook Outler
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-10-29 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

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.
The Confessions of St. Augustine
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Augustine
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-04-01 - Publisher: Revell

Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine. Reissue.
Confessions
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Agustín (Santo, Obispo de Hipona.), Saint Augustine (of Hippo), Augustine of Augustine of Hippo, Augustine, Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Augustine of Hippo Staff
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1961 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Dedicated to truth and the celebration of his individuality, the eighteenth-century French philosopher reexamines his life, ideals, and experiences
Confessions (Second Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Saint Augustine, F. J. Sheed
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-09-07 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing

The second Hackett edition of the Sheed translation, a classic in its own right, offers a wealth of notes on philosophical, theological, historical, and liturgical issues raised by the Confessions, as well as paragraph numbers of the Latin critical edition, and a thorough index.