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The Confessions

The Confessions
Author: St. Augustine
ISBN 13: 9780375700217
ISBN 10: 375700218
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1998-12-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $14.95

This volume presents the Latin text of one of the great classics of Christian literature, accompanied by a useful commentary.

Library Journal

The latest volume in the series "Augustine for the Twenty-First Century," which will offer the first complete translation of all of Augustine's works into English, adds yet another vision of the Confessions to the many already available. The fourth-century bishop of Hippo in North Africa wrote this extended prayer, the first true autobiography, to confess his sins and God's goodness. It has been a standard of spiritual literature ever since. Boulding (Marked for Life, Abingdon, 1996), a Benedictine nun of Stanbrook Abbey, England, offers us a fine, smooth translation that is a pleasure to read. Hers is also the first English translation to use inclusive language. There is a complete index, which greatly enhances the usefulness of this particular volume. For all readers.Augustine J. Curley, Newark Abbey, N.J.