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The Resource The confessions, Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox

The confessions, Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox

Label
The confessions
Title
The confessions
Statement of responsibility
Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Writing in the last years of the fourth century a.d., Saint Augustine of Hippo created what is at once the first true autobiography in Western literature and among the most sophisticated yet accessible theological arguments in the history of Christianity. With extraordinary candor and psychological acumen, Augustine recounts his passage from a life of sensuality, Manichaean superstition, and empty careerism to a genuine spiritual awakening, and he articulates views on marriage, morality, and faith that have shaped our discourse ever since. The Confessions allows us to appreciate both the startling modernity of Augustine's insights and the imperishable poetry of his voice
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Summary
The Christian theologian describes his sinful youth, his conversion to Christianity, his struggle against his sexuality, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619662
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
354-430
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Augustine
Dewey number
  • 270.2/092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
BR65.A6
LC item number
E5 2001b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burton, Philip
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Everyman's library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Christian saints
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a new translation
Label
The confessions, Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxii-xxxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
li, 370 pages
Isbn
9780375700217
Lccn
2001029345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
46462888
Label
The confessions, Augustine ; translated and edited by Philip Burton ; with an introduction by Robin Lane Fox
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxii-xxxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
li, 370 pages
Isbn
9780375700217
Lccn
2001029345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Imprint varies.
System control number
46462888

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