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Confessions

By: Augustine, Saint

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780140441147

ISBN: 014044114X

Condition: USED


'As a youth ... I had prayed to you for chastity and said "Give me chastity and continence, but not yet"'The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and worldviews. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental... View more info

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Confessions

By: Augustine, Saint

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 3/5/2015

Seller ID: 9780192833723

ISBN: 0192833723

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In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church, Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood. Now, Henry C... View more info

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Confessions

By: Augustine, Saint

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BARNES & NOBLE: 7/8/2013

Seller ID: 9781593082598

ISBN: 1593082592

Condition: USED


"Confessions," by St. Augustine, is part of the ""Barnes & Noble Classics" "series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of "Barnes & Noble Classics": All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. "Barnes & Noble Classics "pulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each r... View more info