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Confessions, by St. Augustine, is part of the #LINK<Barnes & Noble Classics># series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
 
One of the first personal histories ever written, The Confessions of St. Augustine offers more than a gripping narrative of one mans battle against doubt. It is also a brilliant work of theology that helped set the foundation for much of modern Christian thought.

 

In a series of thirteen books, Saint Augustine displays a profound and searching intellect as he examines his life: his early memories of growing up in Roman North Africa during the fourth century A.D., his disgusted response to his mothers faith, his agonies and sins as a student, and finally his dramatic conversion in a garden in Milan. Along the way, the Confessions explores with great force and artistry the nature of time, mind, and memory, and lays out Augustines interpretation of the Book of Genesis.

Throughout, Augustines remarkable depth of thinking is matched only by his elegance of expression, which has powerfully moved readers for more than 1500 years. A timeless classic, the Confessions remains an unforgettable portrait of an individuals struggle for self-definition in the presence of a powerful God.

 
Mark Vessey is Professor of English at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Latin Christian Authors in Late Antiquity and Their Texts and co-editor of Augustine and the Disciplines: Cassiciacum to “Confessions”. He has written extensively on the reception of early Christian Latin writings in the Renaissance and later periods.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593082598
Author:
Saint Augustine Of Hippo
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Translator:
Vessey, Mark
Translator:
Outler, Albert C.
Author:
Vessey, Mark
Author:
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Author:
Barnes & Noble
Author:
Saint Augustine
Author:
Outler, Albert C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Subject:
LITERATURE - LIT CLASSICS TRD PB
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 0.88 in

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