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The Confessions by Saint Augustine


In this exquisite translation of “The Confessions”, readers are transported into a world of profound introspection and spiritual awakening, as Augustine’s vibrant prose navigates the complexities of desire, ambition, and faith with timeless eloquence and artistry.

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Step into the enchanting world of Saint Augustine’s “The Confessions” through this exquisite translation, where the vibrant hues of his early life and fervent struggles are masterfully conveyed with a delicate blend of accuracy and artistry. Augustine’s vivid descriptions transport readers across the landscapes of his Algerian upbringing to the opulent corridors of power in Milan, as he wrestles with the tempestuous currents of desire and ambition.

In the gentle cadence of Augustine’s prose, we witness the poignant journey of a soul in search of redemption—a journey marked by moments of profound introspection and spiritual awakening. From the depths of his inner turmoil to the tranquil sanctuary of a Milanese garden, Augustine’s narrative unfolds with the lyrical grace of a symphony, inviting readers to delve into the depths of the human experience.

Through the prism of Augustine’s Confessions, we are offered glimpses into the universal struggles of the human condition—the timeless quest for meaning and the enduring allure of faith. With each turn of the page, we are drawn deeper into Augustine’s innermost thoughts and emotions, as he grapples with the complexities of existence and the transcendent power of divine grace.

As we immerse ourselves in Augustine’s world, we are reminded of the enduring power of storytelling to illuminate the path to self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. In this translation, every word is a brushstroke, painting a portrait of a soul in search of truth—a testament to the enduring legacy of Augustine’s timeless masterpiece.

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Weight0.3 kg

The Confessions


Oxford University Press


Saint Augustine

Book binding


Release date

14 Aug 2008



ISBN/EAN        9780199537822

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