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Confessions (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Garry Wills's complete translation of Saint Augustine's spiritual masterpiece — available now for the first time.

Garry Wills is an exceptionally gifted translator and one of our best writers on religion today. His bestselling translations of individual chapters of Saint Augustine's Confessions have received widespread and glowing reviews. Now for the first time, Wills's translation of the entire work is being published as a Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition. Removed by time and place but not by spiritual relevance, Augustine's Confessions continues to influence contemporary religion, language, and thought. Reading with fresh, keen eyes, Wills brings his superb gifts of analysis and insight to this ambitious translation of the entire book.

Review:

"[Wills] renders Augustine’s famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"[Wills’s] translations...are meant to bring Augustine straight into our own minds; and they succeed. Well-known passages, over which my eyes have often gazed, spring to life again from Wills’s pages." Peter Brown, The New York Review of Books

Review:

"Augustine flourishes in Wills’s hand." James Wood

Review:

"A masterful synthesis of classical philosophy and scriptural erudition." Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

For the first time, Wills's translation of the entire "Confessions" work by Saint Augustine has been compiled into one edition. Removed by time and place but not spiritual relevance, this text continues to influence contemporary religion, language and thought.

About the Author

Saint Augustine was born on November 13th, A.D. 354, in Tagaste (modern Souk Ahras, Algeria), and died almost seventy-six years later in Hippo Regius — (modern Annaba) on the Mediterranean coast sixty miles away. In the years between, he devoted himself to the mastery of the texts of scripture, becoming a formidable theologian.

Garry Wills is one of the most respected writers on religion today. He is the author of Saint Augustine’s Childhood, Saint Augustine’s Memory, and Saint Augustine’s Sin, the first three volumes in this series, as well as the Penguin Lives biography Saint Augustine. His other books include “Negro President”: Jefferson and the Slave Power, Why I Am a Catholic, Papal Sin, and Lincoln at Gettysburg, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039518
Author:
Augustine
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Wills, Garry
Author:
Augustine, Of Hippo
Author:
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Author:
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Author:
Wills, Garry
Author:
Augustine of Hippo
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Bishops
Subject:
Christianity - Catholicism
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity - Catholic
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Augustine
Subject:
Christian saints - Algeria -
Subject:
Biography-Religious
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Publication Date:
20060131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.10x5.70x.98 in. .86 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143039518 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Wills] renders Augustine’s famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact."
"Review" by , "[Wills’s] translations...are meant to bring Augustine straight into our own minds; and they succeed. Well-known passages, over which my eyes have often gazed, spring to life again from Wills’s pages."
"Review" by , "Augustine flourishes in Wills’s hand."
"Review" by , "A masterful synthesis of classical philosophy and scriptural erudition."
"Synopsis" by , For the first time, Wills's translation of the entire "Confessions" work by Saint Augustine has been compiled into one edition. Removed by time and place but not spiritual relevance, this text continues to influence contemporary religion, language and thought.
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