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The Resource Confessions, Augustine ; edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond

Confessions, Augustine ; edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond

Label
Confessions
Title
Confessions
Statement of responsibility
Augustine ; edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond
Title variation
Augustine, Confessions
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Confessions is a spiritual autobiography of Augustine's early life, family, associations, and explorations of alternative religious and theological viewpoints as he moved toward his conversion. Cast as a prayer addressed to God, it offers a gripping personal story and a philosophical exploration destined to have broad and lasting impact. Aurelius Augustine (354-430 CE), one of the most important figures in the development of 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, 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, all delivered with Augustine's characteristic brilliance as a stylist. This edition replaces the earlier Loeb Confessions by William Watts
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
354-430
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Augustine
Dewey number
270.2092
Index
no index present
Language note
Parallel Latin text with English translation. Introduction in English
LC call number
BR65.A6
LC item number
E5 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 354-430
  • 354-430
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hammond, Carolyn J.-B.
  • Augustine
  • Augustine
Series statement
  • Augustine. Confessions
  • Loeb classical library
Series volume
  • 1
  • 26-27
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Catholic Church
  • Christian saints
  • Hippo (Extinct city)
  • Augustine
  • Catholic Church
  • Bishops
  • Christian saints
  • Algeria
Label
Confessions, Augustine ; edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Thirteen bibliographic volumes in 2 physical volumes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (volume 1, pages lv-lix)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Books 1-8 -- II. Books 9-13
Control code
861674299
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780674996939
Lccn
2013948584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861674299
Label
Confessions, Augustine ; edited and translated by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond
Publication
Note
Thirteen bibliographic volumes in 2 physical volumes
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (volume 1, pages lv-lix)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Books 1-8 -- II. Books 9-13
Control code
861674299
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780674996939
Lccn
2013948584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)861674299

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