The Confessions of St. Augustine (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Augustine of Hippo; Outler, Albert Cook [translator, editor]

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New paperback book copy of The Confessions of St. Augustine. Dover Thrift Editions. Unabridged Dover (2002) republication of a standard edition. Xvi, 303 pages. 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 22 cm.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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More than an autobiography, The Confessions of St. Augustine is one of the most influential religious books in the Christian tradition. A great work of Western literature, it recalls crucial events and episodes in the author's life, in particular, life with his devoutly Christian mother and his origins in rural Algeria in the mid-fourth century A.D.; the rise to a lavish life at the imperial court in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery of his Catholic faith.
This intensely personal narrative -- among the first in which self-analysis was used to describe spiritual and emotional experiences -- provides a detailed, classic recounting of one man's internal struggles and religious conversion. The book will be useful to anyone interested in the impact made by one of the foremost leaders in the development of Christian thought.

Title: The Confessions of St. Augustine (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author/Composer: Augustine of Hippo; Outler, Albert Cook [translator, editor]

Categories: Spiritual Classics,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2002-10-29

ISBN Number: 0486424669

ISBN Number 13: 9780486424668

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 015096

Keywords: Christian Saints, Spiritual Classics, Augustine Biography,