Mega Dose
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
25 Local Warehouse Biography- Religious

More copies of this ISBN

Confessions (Oxford World's Classics)

by

Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

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.

About the Author

An expert on the early Church, Henry Chadwick is Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is the author of such books as Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition and Augustine in the Past Masters series.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199537822
Author:
Saint Augustine Of Hippo
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Chadwick, Henry
Author:
Chadwick, He
Author:
null, Saint
Author:
Chadwick, Henry
Author:
null, Henry
Author:
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Author:
nry
Author:
Saint Augustine
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Algeria
Subject:
Augustine
Subject:
Christian saints - Algeria -
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology | Philosophy of Religion
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Philosophy of Religion
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
5 x 7.6 x 1 in 0.7 lb

Other books you might like

  1. High Rhulain: A Novel of Redwall...
    Used Hardcover $4.95
  2. The Life of Saint Columba (Penguin... Used Trade Paper $10.00

Related Subjects

Biography » Religious
Religion » Christianity » Christian Fiction
Religion » Christianity » Church History » Early
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Western Religions » Theology

Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Oxford University Press, USA - English 9780199537822 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.