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Confessions

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ISBN-10: 0199537828

ISBN-13: 9780199537822

Edition: 2008

Authors: Saint Augustine, Henry Chadwick

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Augustine of Hippo's 'Confessions' recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers.
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List price: $7.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Saint Augustine was born to a Catholic mother and a pagan father on November 13, 354, at Thagaste, near Algiers. He studied Latin literature and later taught rhetoric in Rome and Milan. He originally joined the Manicheans, a religious sect, but grew unhappy with some of their philosophies. After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives. He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war. His thoughts greatly influenced the medieval worldview. One of Augustine's major goals…    

Introduction
Bibliographical note
Dates
The Confessions
Index