Confessions, Volume II: Books 9-13

Confessions Volume II Books Aurelius Augustine AD one of the most important figures in western Christianity and philosophy was the son of a pagan Patricius of Tagaste and his Christian wife Monnica While studying t

  • Title: Confessions, Volume II: Books 9-13
  • Author: Augustine of Hippo Carolyn J. Hammond
  • ISBN: 9780674996939
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Aurelius Augustine AD 354 430 , one of the most important figures in western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetAurelius Augustine AD 354 430 , one of the most important figures in western Christianity and philosophy, was the son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste, and his Christian wife, Monnica While studying to become a rhetorician, he plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts, leading him to Manichaeism In 383 he moved to Rome and then Milan to teach rhetoric Despite exploring classical philosophical systems, especially skepticism and neoplatonism, his studies of Paul s letters with his friend Alypius, and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose, led in 386 to his momentous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity He soon returned to Tagaste and founded a religious community, and in 395 or 396 became Bishop of Hippo Confessions, composed ca 397 400, is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine s early life, family, personal and intellectual associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion Cast as a prayer addressed to God, though always conscious of its readers, Confessions offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact, delivered with Augustine s characteristic brilliance as a stylist.This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Classical Library edition of Confessions by William Watts.

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    1. This volume contains the final five books (IX-XIII) of Augustine’s Confessions. Like the previous volume by Hammond, the English translation is done in a modern and straightforward style. The translation of the philosophical sections is exceptionally commendable for its clarity and insightful footnotes that will no doubt be helpful to non-scholarly readers. As before, the introduction provides a well-balance summary and background.Book IX of Confessions finishes up the autobiographical content [...]

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