Augustine: Conversions to Confessions

Robin Lane Fox (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$24.99
Publisher
Basic Books
Publish Date
October 17, 2017
Pages
704
Dimensions
5.9 X 2.0 X 9.0 inches | 1.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780465093854
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About the Author

Robin Lane Fox is an emeritus fellow at New College, Oxford. He's the author of many books on ancient and classical history, including Augustine, Alexander the Great, and The Classical World, which was named one of the Top Ten Nonfiction Books of 2006 by the Washington Post Book World. He lives in Oxford, England.

Reviews

Winner of the 2016 Wolfson History Prize
"One of the most distinguished and prolific living scholars of Late Antiquity ... Lane Fox ... reveals with remarkable enthusiasm and sympathy the spiritual and intellectual drama of his remarkable subject."--Financial Times
"A fanatically well-researched new account of Augustine."--National Review
"Robin Lane Fox has now done [Peter] Brown [author of Augustine of Hippo] one better.... Fox is such a good writer that interest never flags, and you always feel that 'you are there.'"--Mark Lilla, New York Times
"This book interweaves political, military and personal history to describe in detail the first four decades of Augustine's life... Fox explores everything that is known about the great teacher's life and social world, including his various lovers and intellectual partners."--Economist
"Mr. Fox traces with clarity the development of Augustine's thought, but also of his character.... [He] succeeds in offering us a figure whose inner and outer struggles, whose strengths and weaknesses, do somehow reach across the centuries and touch something profoundly human."--Wall Street Journal
"It is a profound understatement to observe that it was appropriate for Robin Lane Fox, at last, to tackle a biography of Augustine."--Financial Times
"Augustine: Conversions to Confessions is a compelling read.... A page-turner that might last the whole winter long, come spring you'll be all the more enlightened."--Chicago Tribune
"Fox has written an attentive, rich, and compelling book about Augustine which will reward scholars and edify non-specialists. It will also entertain both."--Catholic World Report