- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Classics (Nov. 30 1961)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 014044114X
- ISBN-13: 978-0140441147
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 259 g
- Average Customer Review: 80 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,906 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Confessions Paperback – Nov 30 1961
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"[Wills] renders Augustine’s famous and influential text in direct language with all the spirited wordplay and poetic strength intact." —Los Angeles Times
"[Wills’s] translations . . . are meant to bring Augustine straight into our own minds; and they succeed. Well-known passages, over which my eyes have often gazed, spring to life again from Wills’s pages." —Peter Brown, The New York Review of Books
"Augustine flourishes in Wills’s hand." —James Wood
"A masterful synthesis of classical philosophy and scriptural erudition." —Chicago Tribune
About the Author
St Augustine of Hippo, the great Doctor of the Latin Church, was born at Thagaste in North Africa, in A.D. 354. He was brought up as a Christian but he was soon converted to the Manichean religion. He also came under the influence of Neoplatonism. However, in 387 he renounced all his unorthodox beliefs and was baptised. His surviving works had a great influence on Christian theology and the psychology and political theology of the West.
R.S. Pine-Coffin is a Roman Catholic and was born in 1917.
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There was a lot of philosophy with less religious talk and it wasn't as enthralling as I expected compared to books by St. Catherine, St. Therese, and St. Faustina.
Overall still interesting book with interesting ideas.
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