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Confessions [electronic resource] / Augustine ; edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond.

Author/Creator:
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430 author.
Standardized Title:
Confessiones. English & Latin
Other Title:
Digital Loeb.
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 2014-2016.
Series:
Loeb Classical Library ; 26-27.
Loeb Classical Library ; 26-27
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430.
Bishops -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Bishops -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Catholic Church -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Bishops -- Biography.
Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography -- Early works to 1800.
Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography.
Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography.
Language:
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages.
Summary:
Confessions is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine's early life, family, associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, it offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact. Aurelius Augustine (354-430 CE), one of the most important figures in the development of western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica. While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism. In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetoric. Despite exploring classical philosophical systems, especially skepticism and neoplatonism, his studies of Paul's letters with his friend Alypius, and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose, led in 386 to his momentous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He soon returned to Tagaste and founded a religious community, and in 395 or 396 became Bishop of Hippo. Confessions, composed ca. 397, is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine's early life, family, personal and intellectual associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, though always conscious of its readers, Confessions offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact, all delivered with Augustine's characteristic brilliance as a stylist. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Confessions by William Watts.
Contents:
v. I. Books 1-8
v. II. Books 9-13.
Notes:
Includes bibliography and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Hammond, Carolyn J.-B. editor, translator.
Other format:
Print version: Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo. Confessions.
ISBN:
9780674996854
9780674996939
OCLC:
903198761
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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