Confessions of St. Augustine.pdf

Confessions of St. Augustine

One of the most valued books in Christian literature, St. Augustine of Hippos Confessions are an intensely revealing picture of the saints difficult search for the truth. Translated by Bishop Pusey.

Here’s a brief bit from Augustine’s Confessions (2.2.2), as translated into English over the years. The striking language Augustine employs to describe his adolescent lusts make the passage especially illuminating in comparing translation approaches: Pilkington: “Out of the dark concupiscence of the flesh and the effervescence of youth exhalations came forth which obscured and overcast… Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by Saint Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between 397  ...

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Sofia Voigt

St. Augustine’s confessions also provide one with a critical aspect of the Christian Bible. Augustine’s confessions form a work that corresponds closely to its content and achieves what it set out to achieve, which is redemption from sins for Augustine and a revelation for the readers. His writing is basically an idea of the return of

Matteo Müller

Many scholars consider Saint Augustine to be among the greatest and most influential fathers of the early church. And as you read his Confessions, you will find the confident humility that is common among those whom Jesus calls "great in the kingdom of heaven." Augustine writes as a common man, and so his words span time and tradition.

Noel Schulze

He finally describes the thirty-second year of his age, the most memorable of his whole life, in which, being instructed by Simplicianus concerning the conversion of others, and the manner of acting, he is, after a severe struggle, renewed in his whole mind, and is converted unto God.

Jason Lehmann

The Confessions of Saint Augustine — My … The Confessions of Saint Augustine is a spiritual classic and one of the most read books by a saint. In the Confessions, Saint Augustine not only shares his deep insights into the faith of the Church, he also does so in a very personal way. His masterpiece has also proven to become a foundation for many teachings of the Catholic Church.

Jessica Kohmann

St. Augustine's Confessions - CliffsNotes To Augustine, this submission would have been evidence of a natural harmony, but modern readers must note that the quality Augustine values most, rationality, is associated with men, while unbridled energy is associated with women. And yet, the personification of Augustine's greatest desire, Lady Continence, is a …