Confessions

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Penguin, 2008 - Religion - 353 pages
Garry Wills is an exceptionally gifted translator and one of our finest writers on religion. His bestselling Penguin Lives biography, Saint Augustine, received widespread and glowing reviews, many of which noted his masterful translations of the famed fourth- century bishop's works. Now, reading with fresh, keen eyes, Wills applies his unparalleled talents and his superb gifts of analysis and insight to this ambitious and complete translation of Saint Augustine's Confessions. Removed by time and place but not by spiritual relevance, Confessions is one of the most resonant texts in the Western canon, and continues to influence contemporary religion, languages, and thought.

 

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Contents

CHILDHOOD
1
SIN
25
MANICHAEISM
39
FRIENDS
59
MATERIALISM
83
MILAN
107
NEOPLATONISM
133
VOCATION
159
BAPTISM
183
MEMORY
209
FATHER ORIGIN
255
SON FORM
283
SPIRIT LOVE
311
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Garry Wills is one of the most respected writers on religion today. He is the author ofSaint Augustine's Childhood, Saint Augustine's Memory, and Saint Augustine's Sin, the first three volumes in this series, as well as the Penguin Lives biographySaint Augustine. His other books include “Negro President”: Jefferson and the Slave Power,Why I Am a Catholic, Papal Sin, and Lincoln at Gettysburg, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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