The Confessions

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A.A. Knopf, 1907 - Biography & Autobiography - 370 pages
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Augustine's fourth-century spiritual autobiography not only is a major document in the history of Christianity, a classic of Roman Africa, and the unchallenged model through the ages for the autobiographical record of the journey to self-knowledge, it also marks a vital moment in the history of Western culture.

As Augustine explains how, when, and why he became the man he is, he probes the great themes that others were to explore after himCfaith, time, truth, identity, and self-understanding--with a richness of detail unmatched in ancient literature. Dense with vivid portrayals of friends, family, colleagues, and enemies, The Confessions chronicles the passage from a life of sensuality and superstition to a genuine spiritual awakening--in a powerful narrative of one man's inner education that continues to shape the way we think and act today.

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User Review  - Drew Van gorder - Goodreads

This book gives thorough insight into the life of one of the greatest and most influential christian theologians of all time. In this book you read of Augustine's life before, during, and after his ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda Hauser - Goodreads

Some parts were REALLY good and some were really boring and repetitive. Read full review

About the author (1907)

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.

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