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Description: "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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/29/1998
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
|About the Vintage Spiritual Classics|
|Preface to the Vintage Spiritual Classics Edition|
|Chronology of the Life of Saint Augustine|
|Note on this Translation|
|Infancy and Boyhood|
|Student Years at Carthage|
|Augustine the Manichee|
|Faustus at Carthage, Augustine to Rome and Milan|
|Milan, 385: Progress, Friends, Perplexities|
|Neoplatonism Frees Augustine's Mind|
|Death and Rebirth|
|Time and Eternity|
|Heaven and Earth|
|The Days of Creation, Prophecy of the Church|
|Suggestions for Further Reading|