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The Resource Confessions, Augustine, (electronic book)

Confessions, Augustine, (electronic book)

Label
Confessions
Title
Confessions
Statement of responsibility
Augustine
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
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.
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
MaCbHUP
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Confessiones
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354-430
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Augustine
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
LC call number
BR65.A6
LC item number
A948 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1590?-1649
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  • Hammond, Carolyn J.-B.
  • Watts, William
Series statement
Loeb Classical Library
Series volume
26-27
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  • Bishops
  • Catholic Church
  • Christian saints
  • Christian saints
  • Hippo (Extinct city)
  • Augustine
  • Catholic Church
Summary expansion
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
Target audience
general
Label
Confessions, Augustine, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
v.I. Books 1-8 / edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond -- v.II. Books 9-13 with an English translation by William Watts
Control code
hup0000126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674996854
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Confessions, Augustine, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
v.I. Books 1-8 / edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond -- v.II. Books 9-13 with an English translation by William Watts
Control code
hup0000126
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674996854
Specific material designation
remote

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