The Confessions of St.Augustine

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Saint Augustine
Format
Paperback | 319 pages
Dimensions
129 x 210 x 19mm | 249g
Publication date
29 Oct 2002
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition
New edition
Edition statement
New edition
ISBN10
0486424669
ISBN13
9780486424668
Bestsellers rank
30,303

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