The Confessions of S. Augustine

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J. H. Parker, 1838 - Christian life - 363 pages
 

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From my perspective Augustine’s Confessions is obviously a 5-star book, so this is mainly a review of this particular translation. I’ve read Maria Boulding’s translation 3-4 times, and it is indeed ... Read full review

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User Review  - nicholasjjordan - LibraryThing

I've read the Maria Boulding translation 2 or 4 times, but I grabbed this with Garry Wills after reading Wills' biography of Augustine. Really glad I read it, some great and memorable phrasing, but I'll return to Boulding again next time. Read full review

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Page 185 - God is faithful, who will not suffer us to be tempted above that we are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that we may be able to bear it.
Page 305 - Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
Page 99 - He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If, therefore, ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches ? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own?
Page 131 - He hath made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him
Page 292 - For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom, to another the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit. To another faith, by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another divers kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as He will.
Page 230 - Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
Page 137 - This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; and their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.
Page 120 - Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Page 123 - Let them praise the name of the Lord: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
Page xiv - And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.

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