The Confessions, Paperback

The Confessions Paperback

Part of the Oxford World's Classics series



In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art.

Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him.

It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: Literary essays
  • ISBN: 9780199537822



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