The Confessions

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OUP Oxford, Mar 5, 1998 - Literary Collections - 352 pages
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In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day.

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This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Read full review

Absolutely a must have. Make the same confessions

User Review  - Myriam Diaz - Christianbook.com

I am still reading it and find it a must have. I have made a lot of these confessions my own. The power of the Holy Spirit overcomes me while reading it. A bit of an old English but easy read. Read full review

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An expert on the early Church, Henry Chadwick is Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is the author of such books as Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition and Augustine in the Past Masters series.

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