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Author Wills, Garry, 1934-

Title Augustine's Confessions : a biography / Garry Wills
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 166 pages)
Series Lives of great religious books
Lives of great religious books.
Contents The book's birth -- The book's genre -- The book's African days -- The book's Ambrose -- The book's "conversion" -- The book's baptismal days -- The book's culmination -- The book's afterlife : early reception, later neglect
Summary 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 Confess
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430. Confessiones.
Christian saints -- Algeria -- Hippo (Extinct city) -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010016452
ISBN 1400838029 (electronic bk.)
9781400838028 (electronic bk.)