St. Augustine's Confessions


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Oxford University Press, USA
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5.0 X 7.6 X 0.7 inches | 0.54 pounds
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About the Author

Saint Augustine (354-430) was a Catholic theologian, philosopher, and writer. Born to a Catholic mother and pagan father--Berbers living in Numidia, Roman North Africa (modern day Algeria)--Augustine's lifelong commitment to faith and deeply personal writings make him an important figure for religion, literature, and Western philosophy. He is considered influential for developing the Catholic doctrines of original sin and predestination, though he also made contributions to philosophy that extend beyond religion, including general ethics, just war theory, and the concept of free will. Augustine is also recognized today as an early and significant memoirist and autobiographer, adapting these literary forms in order to blend religious teaching with personal stories and anecdotes.


"Chadwick's translation is superb." -Church History

"If the Latin is a "work of high art", so is this translation."-The Times

"A masterpiece beyond classification."-Church Times

"...Chadwick has the gift for being able to pinpoint significant, as well as sometimes unfamiliar aspects of the life of the church: and in this respect his footnotes in the present volume do not disappoint us."-Expository Times

"Excellent translation ... this new translation is the most readable version in modern English"-Vernon J. Bourke, Saint Louis University

"It is a great pleasure to welcome a translation of the Confessions from one who is both a scholar and a lover of Augustine. There is a concise but very informative introduction, and a bibliography which will be extremely helpfull to the students who wants to read some of the work of Augustine's contemporaries in extenso. The translation itself is clear and accessible ... of available English version, this offers the most comprehensive identification of scriptural allusions in the text."-Rowan Williams, Journal of Theological Studies