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The Confessions of Saint Augustine

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Overview

Augustine of Hippo is one of the most important thinkers for Western theology and philosophy. His understanding of the self, of sin, of redemption, and of sanctification set the tone for all subsequent theology. Even those who disagree with him must still interact with the effects of his thought. In his Confessions, Augustine gives a theocentric testimonial of his conversion experience and his growing understanding of God. This crucial work introduced the idea of the inner self to the world. It was the first work that struggled to understand the inner life—the life of the mind. Its place at the beginning of the development of the autobiography is undeniable.

Key Features

  • Provides insight into the history, conversion, and spiritual life of St. Augustine
  • Features important spiritual and theological insights
  • Presents the first prominent example of Western autobiography
  • Offers the most complete record of any fourth- or fifth-century person

Product Details

  • Title: The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Author: Augustine of Hippo
  • Translator: Edward Bouverie Pusey
  • Pages: 203

About Augustine of Hippo

Augustine of Hippo (354–430) was born in Thagaste, Numidia, in Northern Africa. He studied rhetoric in Carthage when he was 17. As an adult, Augustine abandoned the Christianity of his youth to pursue Manichaeism. Through his Manichaen connections, Augustine became professor of rhetoric at the imperial court of Milan. While in Milan, Augustine was heavily influenced by the bishop of Milan, Ambrose. Influenced by Ambrose and by the biography of St. Anthony, Augustine began exploring Christianity and eventually reconverted. He was baptized in 387 and returned to Africa. There he was ordained and became a well-known preacher and apologist for the Christian faith. He was eventually made Bishop of Hippo, an office he held until his death in 430.

  • Title: The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Authors: Augustine of Hippo, E. B. Pusey
  • Publisher: Faithlife
  • Print Publication Date: 1996
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Era: era:nicene
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo; Christian saints › Algeria--Hippo (Extinct city)--Biography
  • Resource ID: LLS:7.0.1
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.autobiography
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2021-03-03T20:18:49Z

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  1. J-P O

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  3. Richard Steven Jones
    Content is wonderful; translation could be more so.
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  4. Dr. Lance Waldie
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  24. John Calvin Hall
    Confessions is a classic and needs to be in every theologian's library, whether you agree with Augustine or not. There are enough Reformed theologians around that it is important to know where they are coming from in order to properly confront some of the errors they propagate.
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    EXCELENTE
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    4/2/2016

    I WAS MERELY BACKING AWAY FROM THE GATES OF HELL AND THIS IS WHERE I ENDED UP.
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    classic
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  54. Patrick Novak

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    Still one of the great works of Western Christianity.
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  57. William Winn

    William Winn

    9/24/2014

    While Augustine's contributions are undeniably monumental his lapses back into Greek Dualism left a scar on the Christian Church from which we are greatly suffering today.
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    Daniel F.

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    Very good for the serious theologian
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    Antonius

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    While Augustine's Confessions stands as one of histories greatest works of theology, this specific book is a difficult translation, it is archaic English. Note: I wrote difficult and NOT bad, I have no idea about the quality of the translation from Latin. By difficult I mean it is slow to read and hard to comprehend. Here is an example: "give me what Thou enjoinest, and enjoin what Thou wilt." Book X, 29. I could not read this for more than 30 minutes before I gave up and went to a paperback that is in modern, contemporary English.
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    David Istre

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    A profound work by a man full of the Spirit and wisdom of God. An absolute must read for Christians of any and all walks of life. I first listened to this on audio book, and now am seeking to read it in text now.
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