Confessions: Saint Augustine of Hippo Spiral-Bound | July 16, 2012

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered one of the greatest Christian classics of all time. It is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer that Augustine wrote as an autobiography sometime after his conversion, to confess his sins and proclaim God's goodness. Just as his first hearers were captivated by his powerful conversion story, so also have many millions been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions.

This acclaimed new translation by Sister Maria Boulding, O.S.B., masterfully captures his experience, and is written in an elegant and flowing style. Her beautiful contemporary translation of the ancient Confessions makes the classic work more accessible to modern readers. Her translation combines the linguistic accuracy demanded by 4th-century Latin with the poetic power aimed at by Augustine, not as discernable in previous translations.

Publisher: Independent Publishers Group
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 522 pages
ISBN-10: 1586176838
Item Weight: 1.5 lbs
Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.4 x 8.0 inches
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Saint Augustine (354–430) was a theologian, philosopher, and the bishop of Hippo, in present-day Algeria. His writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Christianity. He is a Doctor of the Church.

Fr. David Vincent Meconi, S.J., a professor of theology at Saint Louis University, is the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He has published widely in early Church theology and broader Catholic issues, most recently the Annotated Confessions of Saint Augustine, and The One Christ: St. Augustine's Theology of Deification.