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The Resource The confessions, Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox

The confessions, Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox

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The confessions
Title
The confessions
Statement of responsibility
Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"Augustine's fourth-century spiritual autobiography is not only a major document in the history of Christianity and a classic of Roman Africa, it also marks a vital moment in the history of Western culture. As Augustine recounts his life, he probes the great themes that others were to explore after him - faith, time, truth, identity, and self-knowledge - with a degree of detail unmatched in ancient literature. Illustrated with vivid portraits of friends, family, colleagues, and enemies, The Confessions provides a remarkably candid account of the passage from a life of sensuality and superstition to a genuine spiritual awakening. The result is a powerful narrative of one man's religious journey that continues to shape the way we write and behave today."--BOOK JACKET
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Summary
The Christian theologian describes his sinful youth, his conversion to Christianity, his struggle against his sexuality, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage
Biography type
autobiography
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10619662
Cataloging source
DLC
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Augustine
Dewey number
  • 270.2/092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burton, Philip
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True
Series statement
Everyman's library
Series volume
128
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  • Augustine
  • Christian saints
  • Christian literature, Early
Target audience
adult
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a new translation
Label
The confessions, Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxii-xxxiii)
Control code
ocm46462888
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
li, 370 p.
Isbn
9780375411731
Lccn
2001029345
System control number
(OCoLC)46462888
Label
The confessions, Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxii-xxxiii)
Control code
ocm46462888
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
li, 370 p.
Isbn
9780375411731
Lccn
2001029345
System control number
(OCoLC)46462888

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