Saint Augustine's Conversion

Saint Augustine's Conversion

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Penguin Putnam

As relevant today as it was when it was originally written sixteen hundred years ago, Augustine’s Confessiones continues to influence contemporary religion, language, and thought. Reading with fresh, keen eyes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills has brought his superb gifts of analysis and insight to bear on this classic of Western tradition in a series of ambitious and critically acclaimed translations and interpretations. In Saint Augustine’s Conversion, Augustine’s story draws to its dramatic conclusion in what Wills calls the “hinge” chapter of the bishop’s confessional opus. With an illuminating introduction and extensive notes throughout, Wills provides a richly rewarding and inventive interpretation of Augustine’s seminal work for a new generation of readers.



Random House, Inc.
As relevant today as it was when it was originally written sixteen hundred years ago, Augustine’sConfessiones continues to influence contemporary religion, language, and thought. Reading with fresh, keen eyes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Garry Wills has brought his superb gifts of analysis and insight to bear on this classic of Western tradition in a series of ambitious and critically acclaimed translations and interpretations. InSaint Augustine’s Conversion, Augustine’s story draws to its dramatic conclusion in what Wills calls the “hinge” chapter of the bishop’s confessional opus. With an illuminating introduction and extensive notes throughout, Wills provides a richly rewarding and inventive interpretation of Augustine’s seminal work for a new generation of readers.

Baker & Taylor
In a translation by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Papal Sin and Lincoln at Gettysburg, the final chapter of the bishop's seminal confessional features an in-depth introduction and extensive accompaniment notes.

Blackwell North Amer
Garry Wills translates the eighth book of Augustine's Confessions, the most cited and well-known book, which as Wills points out in his introduction, "tells the second most famous religious conversion story in Western literature, second only to that of Saint Paul, on which it is modeled." The structure of the work, the controversies surrounding who was responsible for Augustine's conversion, and the questions Augustine raises about the nature of conversion itself are all artfully illuminated in the splendid introduction. If Augustine uses this story as a way to elaborate myths about his conversion, Wills concludes that "they all fit into a larger testimony that celebrates the word of God more than the life of Augustine."

Baker
& Taylor

Translates the eighth book of Saint Augustine's "Confessions," and examines such questions as who was responsible for the conversion.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004
ISBN: 9780670033522
0670033529
Branch Call Number: 270.2 Augustine 2004
Characteristics: 128 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Wills, Garry 1934-
Alternative Title: Confessiones. Liber 8. English

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