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

  • 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: 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.

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 of an Italian

  • Filename: confessions-of-an-italian.
  • ISBN: 9780141391670
  • Release Date: 2014-05-29
  • Number of pages: 802
  • Author: Ippolito Nievo
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



An overlooked classic of Italian literature, this epic and unforgettable novel recounts one man's long and turbulent life in revolutionary Italy. At the age of eighty-three and nearing death, Carlo Altoviti has decided to write down the confessions of his long life. He remembers everything: his unhappy childhood in the kitchens of the Castle of Fratta; romantic entanglements during the siege of Genoa; revolutionary fighting in Naples; and so much more. Throughout, Carlo lives only for his twin passions in life: his dream of a unified, free Italy and his undying love for the magnificent but inconstant Pisana. Peopled by a host of unforgettable characters - including drunken smugglers, saintly nuns, scheming priests, Napoleon and Lord Byron - this is an epic historical novel that tells the remarkable and inseparable stories of one man's life and the history of Italy's unification. Ippolito Nievo was born in 1831 in Padua. Confessions of an Italian, written in 1858 and published posthumously in 1867, is his best known work. A patriot and a republican, he took part with Garibaldi and his Thousand in the momentous 1860 landing in Sicily to free the south from Bourbon rule. Nievo died before he reached the age of thirty, when his ship, en route from Palermo to Naples, went down in the Tyrrhenian Sea in early 1861. He was, Italo Calvino once said, the sole Italian novelist of the nineteenth century in the 'daredevil, swashbuckler, rambler' mould so dear to other European literatures. Frederika Randall has worked as a cultural journalist for many years. Her previous translations include Luigi Meneghello's Deliver Us and Ottavio Cappellani's Sicilian Tragedee and Sergio Luzzatto's Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age. Lucy Riall is Professor of Comparative History at the European University Institute. Her many books include Garibaldi. Invention of a Hero. 'Of all the furore that came out of the Risorgimento, only Manzoni and Nievo really matter today' - Umberto Eco 'The one 19th century Italian novel which has [for an Italian reader] that charm and fascination so abundant in foreign literatures' - Italo Calvino 'Perhaps the greatest Italian novel of the nineteenth century' - Roberto Carnero 'A spirited appeal for liberté, égalité and fraternité, the novel is also an astute, scathing and amusing human comedy, a tale of love, sex and betrayal, of great wealth and grinding poverty, of absolute power and scheming submission, of idealism and cynicism, courage and villainy' - The Literary Encyclopedia

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.

Confessions

  • Filename: confessions.
  • ISBN: 014044114X
  • Release Date: 1961
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: 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.

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

  • Filename: the-private-memoirs-and-confessions-of-a-justified-sinner.
  • ISBN: 9780141441535
  • Release Date: 2006-05-25
  • Number of pages: 275
  • Author: James Hogg
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



A new edition of the ?greatest novel of Scotland? The Romantic notion of the divided self is nowhere more powerfully conceived than in James Hogg?s 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 Dostoyevsky?s great dramas of sin, self-accusation, and damnation by half a century.

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 Confessions of St Augustine

  • Filename: the-confessions-of-st-augustine.
  • ISBN: 0451527801
  • Release Date: 1963
  • Number of pages: 353
  • Author: Rex Warner
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi



Reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine.

The Confessions

  • Filename: the-confessions.
  • ISBN: 9781586176839
  • Release Date: 2012
  • Number of pages: 522
  • Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press



The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered one of the greatest Christian classics of all time. It is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer that Augustine wrote as an autobiography sometime after his conversion, to confess his sins and proclaim God's goodness. Just as his first hearers were captivated by his powerful conversion story, so also have many millions been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions. This acclaimed new translation by Sister Maria Boulding, O.S.B., masterfully captures his experience, and is written in an elegant and flowing style. Her beautiful contemporary translation of the ancient Confessions makes the classic work more accessible to modern readers. Her translation combines the linguistic accuracy demanded by 4th-century Latin with the poetic power aimed at by Augustine, not as discernable in previous translations.

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.

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.

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