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Complete and informative notes of any recent translation and includes an introduction to establish the context The religious and philosophical value of The Confessions is unuestionable now modern readers will have easier access to St Augustine's deeply personal meditations Chadwick's lucid translation and helpful introduction clear the way for a new experience of this classicAbout the Series For over years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum 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 voluminous notes to clarify the text up to date bibliographies for further study and mu. Good read

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Confessions Oxford World's ClassicsIn his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiuity and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature In this intensely personal narrative Augustine relates his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan his struggle against the domination of his sexual nature his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage and the recovery of the faith his mother Monica had taught him during his childhood Now Henry Chadwick an eminent scholar of early Christianity has given us the first new English translation in thirty years of this classic spiritual journey Chadwick renders the details of Augustine's conversion in clea. The book arrived in time and also a used copy was in great conditionConcerning the book it’s been a wonderful read so far The translation well done Augustine’s prose is beautifully written He’s philosophical poetic and just gets your mind and heart engaged in an incredible way This book I don’t think is for everyone If you like practical to the point books you will not enjoy the philosophical prose of Augustine get the summary and you’ll appreciate it much If you enjoy Christian philosophypoetry then this classic is a must read

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Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) Free read ó 102 Æ ➺ [Reading] ➼ Confessions (Oxford World's Classics) By Join or create book clubs ➯ – In his own day the dominant personality of the Western Church Augustine of Hippo today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiuR modern English We witness the future saint's fascination with astrology and with the Manichees and then follow him through scepticism and disillusion with pagan myths until he finally reaches Christian faith There are brilliant philosophical musings about Platonism and the nature of God and touching portraits of Augustine's beloved mother of St Ambrose of Milan and of other early Christians like Victorinus who gave up a distinguished career as a rhetorician to adopt the orthodox faith Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary yet his work contains many references and allusions that are easily understood only with background information about the ancient social and intellectual setting To make The Confessions accessible to contemporary readers Chadwick provides the most. This translation makes Augustine accessible The form of writing still takes some getting used to but this makes it a lot easier to access Well worth taking the time to delve into this foundational Christian thinker