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The confessions of St. Augustine

Author: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Carolinne White
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : W.B. Eerdmans, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Augustine was one of the most remarkable figures of the early Christian church. Born in North Afirca in AD 354, the son of a pagan farmer, he rose to become Bishop of Hippo and a hugely influential Christian writer. The extracts have been chosen to express Augustine's wisdom and his mystical yearning for God; at the same time they tell the story of his dissolute youth, his ascent to the imperial court in Milan and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographie
Erlebnisbericht
Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Aurelius Augustinus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Carolinne White
ISBN: 0802839282 9780802839282
OCLC Number: 46975090
Description: 90 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: In search of God --
Who are you, my God? --
Childhood sins and virtues --
The turmoil of adolescence --
The theft of pears --
My act of theft --
Even in sin we seek goodness --
In love with love --
My partner --
The pleasure of friendship --
The torment of grief --
Time's healing power --
A beggar's happiness --
Desire and marriage --
My search for you --
The light of God --
The nature of goodness --
The non-existence of evil --
That which is --
The attractions of sin --
Saint Antony --
Ponticianus' story --
You made me face myself --
Lady Continence --
The moment of conversion --
Who am I? --
The vision at Ostia --
The value of confession --
My love for you Lord --
What is memory? --
The truly happy life --
The temptation to possess --
The temptation of knowledge --
The temptation to seek approval --
Towards truth --
Your mercy and goodness.
Other Titles: Confessiones.
Confessions of Saint Augustine
The confessions of St. Augustine /
Responsibility: extracts selected and translated by Carolinne White ; illustrated with illuminated manuscripts from the British Library.
Local System Bib Number:
135851

Abstract:

Augustine was one of the most remarkable figures of the early Christian church. Born in North Afirca in AD 354, the son of a pagan farmer, he rose to become Bishop of Hippo and a hugely influential Christian writer. The extracts have been chosen to express Augustine's wisdom and his mystical yearning for God; at the same time they tell the story of his dissolute youth, his ascent to the imperial court in Milan and his conversion to Christianity at the age of thirty-two.
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