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The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Written between 397 and 400 A.D., "The Confessions of Saint Augustine" is thought to be the first autobiography in Western civilization and is considered by many to be one of the most important religious works of all time. While not a complete account of Augustine's life, for Augustine wrote "Confessions" in his early forties and would live well into his seventies, it is one of the most complete first-hand accounts of anyone's life from the fourth or fifth century, in which the author outlines the sins of his youth and conversion to Christianity. "The Confessions" tells of its author's upbringing in Algeria, his place at the Imperial court of Milan, his struggle to overcome his sexual desires, and the ultimate dedication of his life to Christ and Christian ways. "The Confessions" are not simply a recount of the author's life but a true exploration of what it is to be Christian and the struggles that one must overcome in order to find Christ and live a more pious life. A pioneering work of autobiography, "The Confessions" remains one of the most important works of spiritual devotion ever written. The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered the all time number one Christian classic. It is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer. Augustine was probably forty-three when he began this endeavor. He had been a baptized Catholic for ten years, a priest for six, and a bishop for only two. His pre-baptismal life raised questions in the community. Was his conversion genuine? The first hearers were captivated, as many millions have been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions. This new translation by Edward Bouverie Pusey masterfully captures his experience.The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.About the AuthorAugustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After he became Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa where he was very influential in civil and church affairs. With more than 113 books, 200 letters and 500 sermons he has left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture. Besides The Confessions his other well-known works include The Trinity, The City of God, The Expositions of the Psalms. All these today are still best selling titles.
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  • Subtitle: An autobiographical work of 13 books by Augustine of Hippo about his conversion to Christianity
  • Format: PaperBack
  • Category: Christianity
  • Publication Date: 22/12/2019
  • Pages: 166
  • Height: 9.02 inch
  • Weight: 0.55 pound

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