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The Confessions (Vintage Spiritual Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

"God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land.

The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--

may we follow their directions home."  --Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Writing in the last years of the fourth century a.d., Saint Augustine of Hippo created what is at once the first true autobiography in Western literature and among the most sophisticated yet accessible theological arguments in the history of Christianity. With extraordinary candor and psychological acumen, Augustine recounts his passage from a life of sensuality, Manichaean superstition, and empty careerism to a genuine spiritual awakening, and he articulates views on marriage, morality, and faith that have shaped our discourse ever since. The Confessions allows us to appreciate both the startling modernity of Augustine's insights and the imperishable poetry of his voice. With a new Preface by MacArthur Fellow Patricia Hampl,

author of Virgin Time and A Romantic Education.

In the annals of spirituality, certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.

Synopsis:

Writing in the last years of the fourth century A.D., St. Augustine of Hippo created what is at once the first true autobiography in Western literature and among the most sophisticated yet accessible theological arguments in the history of Christianity.

About the Author

Robin Lane Fox is Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and the author of Pagans and Christians and Alexander the Great.

Philip Burton teaches at the School of Greek, Latin and Ancient History at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700217
Editor:
Varenne, Susan B.
Editor:
Varenne, Susan B.
Author:
Augustine
Author:
Hampl, Patricia
Author:
St Augustine
Author:
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Author:
Varenne, Susan B.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Spiritual life
Subject:
Church History - Catholic
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Augustine, saint, bishop of hippo, 354-430
Subject:
Christian saints
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Christianity - History - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Theology - Catholic
Subject:
Augustine
Subject:
Christian saints - Algeria -
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity-Church History General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Spiritual Classics
Publication Date:
19981231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .85 in .6875 lb

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