The Confessions

  • Filename: the-confessions.
  • ISBN: CORNELL:31924090629043
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library



The fourth-century spiritual autobiography reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine as it describes a man's journey from sinner to man of faith and offers a meditation on the themes of faith, identity, truth, time, self-understanding, education, and spiritual awakening.

Confessions

  • Filename: confessions.
  • ISBN: 1440699763
  • Release Date: 2008-12-30
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Augustine of Hippo
  • Publisher: Penguin



The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

  • Filename: the-confessions-of-saint-augustine.
  • ISBN: 9781783793716
  • Release Date: 2014-09-05
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Saint Augustine of Hippo
  • Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing



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

Confessions

  • Filename: confessions.
  • ISBN: 9780141916552
  • Release Date: 2003-05-29
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Saint Augustine
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.

Confessions of an English Opium eater

  • Filename: confessions-of-an-english-opium-eater.
  • ISBN: 1853260967
  • Release Date: 1994-01
  • Number of pages: 267
  • Author: Thomas De Quincey
  • Publisher: Wordsworth Editions



A work, published in 1821, in which the author describes a number of experiences during his boyhood which he implies laid the foundations for his later life of helpless drug addiction. Full of psychological insight and descriptive writing, it consists of his remarkable account of the pleasures and pains of opium.

A Confession and Other Religious Writings

  • Filename: a-confession-and-other-religious-writings.
  • ISBN: 1420935100
  • Release Date: 2010-01-01
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing



As a result of his controversial works criticizing the Russian government and the Russian Orthodox Church, Tolstoy was excommunicated in 1901, dismissing the event lightly as he continued his search for a practical religion. "A Confession and Other Religious Works" is the product of years of introspection, resulting in a drastic reorientation of Tolstoy's beliefs and values. He felt undeserving of the wealth and fame he had accumulated, while millions around him were illiterate and afflicted, and therefore sought an acceptable faith wherein he could find the answers to life's most profound questions. In this autobiographical work of exceptional emotional honesty, he records his various attempts to find those answers in areas of science, philosophy, eastern wisdom, and the opinions of his fellow novelists. As a result of this process, Tolstoy recognizes in ordinary people a deep religious conviction, in which he may find the true answers to questions without which life, to him, is impossible. This collection includes Tolstoy's "Confession" as well as the following three other religious essays: "What is religion? and What is its Essence?," "Religion and Morality," and "The Law of Violence and The Law of Love."

Rousseau Confessions

  • Filename: rousseau-confessions.
  • ISBN: 052131500X
  • Release Date: 1987
  • Number of pages: 113
  • Author: Peter France
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



An introduction to Rousseau's Confessions.

Augustine s Confessions

  • Filename: augustine-s-confessions.
  • ISBN: 9781400838028
  • Release Date: 2011-02-07
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Author: Garry Wills
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



In this brief and incisive book, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills tells the story of the Confessions--what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it asks to be read, and the many ways it has been misread in the one-and-a-half millennia since it was composed. Following Wills's biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions, this is an unparalleled introduction to one of the most important books in the Christian and Western traditions. Understandably fascinated by the story of Augustine's life, modern readers have largely succumbed to the temptation to read the Confessions as autobiography. But, Wills argues, this is a mistake. The book is not autobiography but rather a long prayer, suffused with the language of Scripture and addressed to God, not man. Augustine tells the story of his life not for its own significance but in order to discern how, as a drama of sin and salvation leading to God, it fits into sacred history. "We have to read Augustine as we do Dante," Wills writes, "alert to rich layer upon layer of Scriptural and theological symbolism." Wills also addresses the long afterlife of the book, from controversy in its own time and relative neglect during the Middle Ages to a renewed prominence beginning in the fourteenth century and persisting to today, when the Confessions has become an object of interest not just for Christians but also historians, philosophers, psychiatrists, and literary critics. With unmatched clarity and skill, Wills strips away the centuries of misunderstanding that have accumulated around Augustine's spiritual classic.

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

  • Filename: the-private-memoirs-and-confessions-of-a-justified-sinner.
  • ISBN: BSB:BSB10265058
  • Release Date: 1824
  • Number of pages: 390
  • Author:
  • Publisher:



The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - Written by Himself - With a Detail of Curious Traditionary Facts, and other Evidence, by the Editor - By James Hogg NEW COMPLETE EDITION The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, (Full title, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner: Written by Himself: With a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor) is a novel by the Scottish author James Hogg, published anonymously in 1824. Considered by turns part-gothic novel, part-psychological mystery, part-metafiction, part-satire, part-case study of totalitarian thought, it can also be thought of as an early example of modern crime fiction in which the story is told, for the most part, from the point of view of its criminal anti-hero. The action of the novel is located in a historically definable Scotland with accurately observed settings, and simultaneously infers a pseudo-Christian world of angels, devils, and demonic possession. The first edition sold very poorly and the novel suffered from a period of critical neglect, especially in the nineteenth century. However, since the latter part of the twentieth century it has won greater critical interest and attention. It was praised by Andre Gide in an introduction to the 1947 reissue and described by the critic Walter Allen as 'the most convincing representation of the power of evil in our literature'. It has also been seen as a study of religious fanaticism through its deeply critical portrait of the Calvinist concept of predestination. It is written in Scottish English, with some sections of Scots that appear in dialogue.

Confessions

  • Filename: confessions.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015064744769
  • Release Date: 2006-01
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics



A masterful new translation of the fourth-century spiritual autobiography reveals the spiritual life of Saint Augustine as it describes one man's odyssey from sinner to man of faith and reflects on such themes as faith, identity, truth, time, self-understanding, education, and spiritual awakening. Original.

A Confession and Other Religious Writings

  • Filename: a-confession-and-other-religious-writings.
  • ISBN: 9780141903828
  • Release Date: 1987-08-27
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Describing Tolstoy's crisis of depression and estrangement from the world, A Confession (1879) is an autobiographical work of exceptional emotional honesty. By the time he was fifty, Tolstoy had already written the novels that would assure him of literary immortality; he had a wife, a large estate and numerous children; he was 'a happy man' and in good health - yet life had lost its meaning. In this poignant confessional fragment, he records a period of his life when he began to turn away from fiction and aesthetics, and to search instead for 'a practical religion not promising future bliss, but giving bliss on earth'.

The Confession of St Patrick

  • Filename: the-confession-of-st-patrick.
  • ISBN: 1498178855
  • Release Date: 2014-08-07
  • Number of pages: 84
  • Author: Saint Patrick
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC



This Is A New Release Of The Original 1853 Edition.

The Confessions

  • Filename: the-confessions.
  • ISBN: 9780141913100
  • Release Date: 2005-04-28
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Widely regarded as the first modern autobiography, The Confessions is an astonishing work of acute psychological insight. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-78) argued passionately against the inequality he believed to be intrinsic to civilized society. In his Confessions he relives the first fifty-three years of his radical life with vivid immediacy - from his earliest years, where we can see the source of his belief in the innocence of childhood, through the development of his philosophical and political ideas, his struggle against the French authorities and exile from France following the publication of Émile. Depicting a life of adventure, persecution, paranoia, and brilliant achievement, The Confessions is a landmark work by one of the greatest thinkers of the Enlightenment, which was a direct influence upon the work of Proust, Goethe and Tolstoy among others.

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