• Religion

Confessions of Saint Augustine


Author: Frank J. Sheed
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567110052
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 4037
Sheed's classic translation of Augustine's Confessions. True to the original, and in a subtle and dignified English translation, let this be a cornerstone of your library.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Confessions


Author: Saint Augustine
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191500976
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 352
View: 7702
In this new translation the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader with accuracy and art. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

    • Literary Criticism

Confessions


Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Angela Scholar,Patrick Coleman
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192822758
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 676
View: 6368
When it was first published in 1781, The Confessions scandalised Europe with its emotional honesty and frank treatment of the author's sexual and intellectual development. Since then, it has had a more profound impact on European thought. Rousseau left posterity a model of the reflective life - the solitary, uncompromising individual, the enemy of servitude and habit and the selfish egoist who dedicates his life to a particular ideal. The Confessions recreates the world in which he progressed from incompetent engraver to grand success; his enthusiasm for experience, his love of nature, and his uncompromising character make him an ideal guide to eighteenth-century Europe, and he was the author of some of the most profound work ever written on the relation between the individual and the state.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Confessions of an English Opium-Eater


Author: Thomas de Quincey
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
ISBN: 9781404345690
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 120
View: 2498

    • Murderers

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner


Author: James Hogg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192815569
Category: Murderers
Page: 262
View: 8681
A new edition of the greatest novel of Scotland The Romantic notion of the divided self is nowhere more powerfully conceived than in James Hoggs masterpiece, "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. An account of a man haunted by the Devil in the form of his own evil double, it precedes Dostoyevskys great dramas of sin, self-accusation, and damnation by half a century.

    • Religion

The Confessions of Saint Augustine


Author: Saint Augustine of Hippo,Catholic Way Publishing
Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing
ISBN: 1783793716
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 7221
THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO — A Catholic Classic! — Includes a Foreword by the Translator — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore Publisher: Available in Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-369-3 What gives the Confessions their special quality is that Augustine was a passionate man with two passions not often found at such intensity in the one man: there was his bodily passion for women, which came to him with adolescence, and his intellectual passion for truth, which seems to have come a few years later with the reading of Cicero’s Hortensius. A clamorous body and a clamorous mind both demanded satisfaction, and he could not silence either for the other. What the body wanted was simple enough. What the mind wanted was truth about God (especially how could He be everywhere unless He Himself had spatial dimensions); and it wanted the truth about God both because it was the primary truth and it was the condition of having any other truth at all. PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Confessions of St. Augustine

Revision of the Translation of Rev. J.M. Lelen
Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.),Saint Augustine of Hippo,Joseph Mary Leleu
Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780899421698
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 448
View: 1994
For the first time, Wills's translation of the entire Confessions work by Saint Augustine has been compiled into one edition. Removed by time and place but not spiritual relevance, this text continues to influence contemporary religion, language and thought.

    • Religion

Augustine of Hippo

A Life
Author: Henry Chadwick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191615331
Category: Religion
Page: 208
View: 3031
The life and works of Augustine of Hippo (354-430) have shaped the development of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the ideas of theologians through subsequent centuries. His words are still frequently quoted in devotions throughout the global Church today. His key themes retain a striking contemporary relevance - what is the place of the Church in the world? What is the relation between nature and grace? Augustine's intellectual development is recounted with clarity and warmth in this newly rediscovered biography of Augustine, as interpreted by the acclaimed church historian, the late Professor Henry Chadwick. Augustine's intellectual journey from schoolboy and student to Bishop and champion of Western Christendom in a period of intense political upheaval, is narrated in Chadwick's characteristically rigorous yet sympathetic style. With a foreword by Peter Brown reflecting on Chadwick's distinctive approach to Augustine.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Augustine

Conversions to Confessions
Author: Robin Lane Fox
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465061575
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 688
View: 8315
"This narrative of the first half of Augustine's life conjures the intellectual and social milieu of the late Roman Empire with a Proustian relish for detail." --New York Times In Augustine, celebrated historian Robin Lane Fox follows Augustine of Hippo on his journey to the writing of his Confessions. Unbaptized, Augustine indulged in a life of lust before finally confessing and converting. Lane Fox recounts Augustine's sexual sins, his time in an outlawed heretical sect, and his gradual return to spirituality. Magisterial and beautifully written, Augustine is the authoritative portrait of this colossal figure at his most thoughtful, vulnerable, and profound.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Reveries of the Solitary Walker


Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau,Russell Goulbourne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199563276
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 123
View: 2120
Part reminiscence, part meditation, Reveries of the Solitary Walker is Rousseau's last great work, the enduring testimony of an alienated person seeking self-knowledge. As he records his walks round Paris, he finds happiness in solitude and nature. The new translation includes an introduction and notes that explore the work and its contexts.

    • Philosophy

Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works


Author: Saint Anselm (Archbishop of Canterbury),Brian Davies
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192825259
Category: Philosophy
Page: 513
View: 3126
After Aquinas, Anselm is the most significant medieval thinker. Utterly convinced of the truth of the Christian religion, he was none the less determined to try to make sense of his Christian faith, and the result is a rigorous engagement with problems of logic which remain relevant for philosophers and theologians even today. This translation provides the first opportunity to read all of Anselm's most important works in one volume. - ;`For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that unless I believe, I shall not understand.' Does God exist? Can we know anything about God's nature? Have we any reason to think that the Christian religion is true? What is truth, anyway? Do human beings have freedom of choice? Can they have such freedom in a world created by God? These questions, and others, were ones which Anselm of Canterbury (c.1033-1109) took very seriously. He was utterly convinced of the truth of the Christian religion, but he was also determined to try to make sense of his Christian faith. Recognizing that the Christian God is incomprehensible, he also believed that Christianity is not simply something to be swallowed with mouth open and eyes shut. For Anselm, the doctrines of Christianity are an invitation to question, to think, and to learn. Anselm is studied today because his rigour of thought and clarity of writing place him among the greatest of theologians and philosophers. This translation provides readers with their first opportunity to read all of his most important works within the covers of a single volume. -

    • Philosophy

The Routledge Guidebook to Augustine's Confessions


Author: Catherine Conybeare
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317536371
Category: Philosophy
Page: 170
View: 3206
Augustine’s Confessions is one of the most significant works of Western culture. Cast as a long, impassioned conversation with God, it is intertwined with passages of life-narrative and with key theological and philosophical insights. It is enduringly popular, and justly so. The Routledge Guidebook to Augustine’s Confessions is an engaging introduction to this spiritually creative and intellectually original work. This guidebook is organized by themes: the importance of language creation and the sensible world memory, time and the self the afterlife of the Confessions. Written for readers approaching the Confessions for the first time, this guidebook addresses the literary, philosophical, historical and theological complexities of the work in a clear and accessible way. Excerpts in both Latin and English from this seminal work are included throughout the book to provide a close examination of both the autobiographical and theoretical content within the Confessions.

    • Religion

Augustine: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Henry Chadwick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191606634
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 3369
By his writings, the surviving bulk of which exceeds that of any other ancient author, Augustine came to influence not only his contemporaries but also the West since his time. This Very Short Introduction traces the development of Augustine's thought, discussing his reaction to the thinkers before him, and themes such as freedom, creation, and the trinity. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

    • Religion

On Augustine


Author: Rowan Williams
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472925289
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 5846
Since his retirement as Archbishop of Canterbury and his return to academic life (Master of Magdalene College Cambridge) Rowan Williams has demonstrated a massive new surge of intellectual energy. In this new book he turns his attention to St Augustine. St Augustine not only shaped the development of Western theology, he also made a major contribution to political theory (City of God) and through his Confessions to the understanding of human psychology. Rowan Williams has an entirely fresh perspective on these matters and the chapter titles in this new book demonstrate this at a glance - 'Language Reality and Desire', 'Politics and the Soul', 'Paradoxes of Self Knowledge', 'Insubstantial Evil'. As with his previous titles, Dostoevsky, The Edge of Words and Faith in the Public Square this new study is sure to be a major contribution on a compelling subject.

    • Religion

Selected Philosophical Writings


Author: Saint Thomas (Aquinas),Timothy S. McDermott
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192835857
Category: Religion
Page: 452
View: 1810
St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) saw religion as part of the natural human propensity to worship. His ability to recognize the naturalness of this phenomenon and simultaneously to go beyond it, to explore spiritual revelation, makes his work fresh and highly readable today. While drawing on a strong distinction between theology and philosophy, Aquinas interleaved them intricately in his writings, which range from an examination of the structures of thought to the concept of God as the endof all things. This accessible new translation chooses substantial passages not only from the indispensable Summa Theologicae, but from many other works, fully illustrating the breadth and progression of Aquinas's philosophy.

    • Religion

Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition

Studies in Justin, Clement, and Origen
Author: Henry Chadwick
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198266731
Category: Religion
Page: 174
View: 4352
The historian of western culture cannot travel far without discovering that the roots of many twentieth-century questions lie in the ancient dialogue between the early Christians and culture of the old classical world. This book takes three Christian thinkers: Justin, clement of Alexandria, and Origen, and shows what the debate looked like from the Christian side. It draws on the pagan critics of the church to illustrate the case the Christians had to answer. The examination of the Christian synthesis illustrates the extent to which penetrating criticism of the classical tradition was combined with a profound acceptance of its humanism.

    • Religion

The Confessions


Author: Augustine of Hippo
Publisher: Augustine of Hippo
ISBN: 882285117X
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
View: 6835
Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. Its original title was Confessions in Thirteen Books, and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. The work outlines St. Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years, through the Middle Ages. It is generally considered one of Augustine's most important texts.

    • Religion

Prayers from the Confessions


Author: Augustin ((saint ;),John E. Rotelle
Publisher: New City Press
ISBN: 1565481887
Category: Religion
Page: 144
View: 8210
Moving prayers which depict Augustine's passion for life.

    • Religion

Confessions: A New Translation


Author: Augustine
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 0871407590
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 4075
This long-awaited translation of Confessions, which Stephen Greenblatt describes as central to the legacy of Adam and Eve, enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity. No modern, well-versed literature lover can call her education complete without having read Augustine’s Confessions. One of the most original works of world literature, it is the first autobiography ever written, influencing writers from Montaigne to Rousseau, Virginia Woolf to Gertrude Stein—and most recently informing Stephen Greenblatt’s provocative thesis about one of our foundational mythologies in The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. It is here that we learn how one of the greatest saints in Christendom overcame a wild and reckless past, complete with a rambunctious posse of friends, an overly doting mother, and an affair that produced a “bastard” child. Yet English translators have long emphasized the ecclesiastical virtues of Augustine’s masterpiece, often at the expense of its passion and literary vigor. Restoring the lyricism of Augustine’s original language, Peter Constantine offers a masterful and elegant rendering of Confessions in what will be a classic for decades to come.

    • Literary Criticism

Augustine the Reader

Meditation, Self-Knowledge, and the Ethics of Interpretation
Author: Brian Stock
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674044045
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 475
View: 9706