The Confessions

Augustine Of Hippo (Author) Boulding Maria (Translator)

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$12.95  $11.91
New City Press
Publish Date
March 01, 2020
4.38 X 7.06 X 0.85 inches | 0.52 pounds

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About the Author

Augustine of Hippo (354-430) is one of the greatest thinkers and writers of the Western world. After he converted to Christianity he became bishop of Hippo in North Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs. His writings have had a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture.


"Boulding's fresh new translation of this classic captures the essence of Augustine's struggle to integrate faith and understanding as his heart seeks to rest in God." Publishers Weekly, RBL

"Maria Boulding's version of The Confessions is of a different level of excellence from practically anything else on the market. She has perfected an elegant and flowing style." Rowan Williams, 104th Archbishop of Canterbury

"A whole new generation should fall in love with one of Christendom's greatest works, thanks to Maria Boulding." Catholic Library World

"Maria Boulding's translation is clear and crisp. It respects Augustine's language concerning inclusiveness, to my knowledge the first to do so, and uniquely highlights the poetic elements embodied in Augustine's work. I see Boulding's work to be the English translation of The Confessions for years to come." Edmund Hill, O.P.

"So old and yet so new! This contemporary translation of Augustine's Confessions was like meeting an old friend and touching perennial truth, despite the passing years. Augustine was surely larger than life - and this translation is, too." Richard Rohr, O.F.M.

"It is truly a tour de force. Here is an Augustine as subtle, lively and challenging in the English of our time." Dr. Mark Vessey, Professor, Department of English, The University of British Columbia