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Confessions : Spiritual classics -  Augustine


Spiritual classics

Paperback Published: 29th December 1998
ISBN: 9780375700217
Number Of Pages: 358

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"God is our home but many of us have strayed from our native land.
The venerable authors of these Spiritual Classics are expert guides--
may we follow their directions home."  --Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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. With a new Preface by MacArthur Fellow Patricia Hampl,
author of Virgin Time and A Romantic Education.

In the annals of spirituality, certain books stand out both for their historical importance and for their continued relevance. The Vintage Spiritual Classics series offers the greatest of these works in authoritative new editions, with specially commissioned essays by noted contemporary commentators. Filled with eloquence and fresh insight, encouragement and solace, Vintage Spiritual Classics are incomparable resources for all readers who seek a more substantive understanding of mankind's relation to the divine.

About the Vintage Spiritual Classics
Preface to the Vintage Spiritual Classics Edition
Chronology of the Life of Saint Augustine
Note on this Translation
The Confessionsp. 1
Infancy and Boyhoodp. 3
Adolescencep. 25
Student Years at Carthagep. 37
Augustine the Manicheep. 54
Faustus at Carthage, Augustine to Rome and Milanp. 75
Milan, 385: Progress, Friends, Perplexitiesp. 96
Neoplatonism Frees Augustine's Mindp. 120
Conversionp. 145
Death and Rebirthp. 170
Memoryp. 197
Time and Eternityp. 245
Heaven and Earthp. 273
The Days of Creation, Prophecy of the Churchp. 304
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 343
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780375700217
ISBN-10: 0375700218
Series: Spiritual classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 29th December 1998
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1