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Confessions. 2 : Books 9-13

Author: Aurelius Augustinus; Carolyn J -B Hammond
Publisher: 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : LatinView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aurelius Augustinus; Carolyn J -B Hammond
ISBN: 9780674996939 0674996933
OCLC Number: 952268881
Language Note: Parallel Latin text with English translation
Notes: 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.
Description: 2 bd. ; 17 cm
Contents: 2. Books 9-13 2016 ISBN 9780674996939
Responsibility: Augustine ; edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond

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