Confessions

Confessions

Augustine's Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature. Written in the author's early forties in the last years of the fourth century A.D. and during his first years as a bishop, they reflect on his life and on the activity of remembering and interpreting a life. Books I-IV are concerned with infancy and learning to talk, schooldays, sexu Augustine's Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature. Written ...

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Title:Confessions
Author:Augustine of Hippo
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Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:Confessiones
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:341 pages pages

Confessions Reviews

  • Emily
    Nov 02, 2009
    I hate to say it, but I have some bad news about the Penguin Great Ideas series with which I'm so smitten. I'm not sure if you'll find this as shocking as I did, but here it is: some of these books are excerpted. And I say "excerpted" only so as to avoid an uglier word: if pressed, I m...
  • Farren
    Jan 15, 2010
    Are you there God? It's me, St. Augustine. ...
  • James
    Aug 29, 2008
    I have read this book several times, both as part of the Basic Program of Liberal Education at the University of Chicago and most recently as one of the monthly selections of a reading group in which I participate. Like all classics it bears rereading and yields new insights each time ...
  • Sarah
    Aug 08, 2009
    Chadwick's translation of Augustine's Confessions (note that this is a confession to God, while read by men) is one of the best. It is not costly in a monetary sense; new it is a mere 6.95. However, it is deceptively short. A chapter will take you two hours if you give it the attention...
  • Greg Garrett
    Apr 03, 2012
    I used to hate Augustine of Hippo. I found him too anxious, too focused on the sexual sins he was sure he was committing, and too sure about the fallen nature of human beings. The Confessions changed all that for me. It's like how when you meet someone you can't judge them in the same ...
  • Banner
    Sep 19, 2011
    The Confessions of St. Augustine: Modern English Version Just finished the Modern English Version. First let me say that this is an amazing work that modern Christians would greatly benifit from reading. Regardless of your faith you will appreciate the insight into Augustine's...
  • Sean
    Oct 02, 2013
    In his "Confessions", Augustine tells the story of his early life and ultimate acceptance of a Christian life. Augustine was born in 354 on a farm in Algeria, the son of a Christian mother and a pagan father. He describes his early life, during which time he mastered Latin literature a...
  • Barnaby Thieme
    Sep 20, 2017
    Augustine's Confessions is a literary masterpiece of world-historical importance, to be sure. There is hardly a subsequent European Christian author for whom his work did not loom as the very paradigm of how doctrine is to be approached, and how it is to illuminate one's individual lif...
  • K.D. Absolutely
    Nov 03, 2009
    I never dreamed that one day I would finished reading a 300-page memoir written by a ancient Catholic saint. See, how many saints who lived during the first millennium have written himself a memoir? I twice tried to read The Holy Bible (once in English and once in Tagalog) from cove...
  • Justin Evans
    Jun 02, 2011
    Considering that the style of Augie's work is completely and utterly impenetrable, this is actually a pretty decent read. Just come to it expecting circularity, meditation, rapturous theology and self-flagellation, and you'll come away impressed. Don't expect anything linear, and you...
  • Amy
    Jul 24, 2018
    When high school Amy complained about the lack of devotions available to her, I wish someone had given her this book. I wish someone had told her to challenge herself and not be afraid. 'Cause let's be real, even at 25 I felt intimidated and pretentious picking up a book by a church fa...
  • G.M. Burrow
    Jun 11, 2009
    Feels rather like reading the Psalms. That should tell you it's good. ...
  • Katie
    Mar 21, 2011
    St. Augustine?s Confessions is such a lovely and honest book. I?d recommend it to everyone, if people who aren?t remotely religious. It?s one of those works that really manages to encapsulate certain feelings and articulate them in ways that are clear but also sort of startling...
  • Jerome Peterson
    Sep 03, 2011
    "Confessions" is the type of book with a heavy dynamic caliber that it should be read slow, thoughtfully, and with a highlighter. Saint Augustine doe not hold back in his shortcomings. He paints a black, very personal, wicked youth. He confesses all and bares his soul. The passages abo...
  • Michael
    Jul 30, 2012
    Written during the waning of the Roman Empire around 400AD, this account of the early life of a seminal theologian of the Catholic church is a personal perspective on what he regards as his sinful life leading up to his conversion. His writing is surprisingly accessible, almost modern ...
  • James
    Sep 08, 2011
    It was slow, it was dense, and it was militantly Christian. So why is that The Confessions is such an unavoidably fascinating work? Augustine appears here as a fully realized person, with all the good and the bad that that implies; it's as if the book was a conversation with God and a ...
  • Genni
    Jan 22, 2011
    What can I say about The Confessions that has not already been said? Not much. So I will just mention my slightly unusual reason for reading it. I recently read the only Latin novel to survive in it's entirety from antiquty, The Golden Ass, translated by P. G. Walsh. In the introduc...
  • Silvia Cachia
    Nov 13, 2017
    I started to read Agustin Confessions in July. It took me six months to read it, and I'm glad I took it slowly. I won't try to give a complete analysis of the book, or get into deep theological questions. My purpose is to give a simple review of how the book related to me as a chris...
  • Quirkyreader
    Jun 24, 2019
    This was a newer translation that completely spoke to me. What I especially enjoyed was that all the scripture that he referenced in his work was noted down. It took me a while to read this one because I read all of the Bible passages noted in the work. I can see way this book h...
  • Manny
    Oct 17, 2017
    The first nine Books are brilliant, revolutionary, both as a confession and as theology. I wish Augustine had ended it there, and I wish someone could explain why he doesn?t end it there. But given I?m a slacker, I guess I don?t deserve an explanation. I?m sure it?s what I sa...
  • Laura
    Jan 03, 2019
    I am going to take my time with this book. It'd be the first time I read this sort of thing just for the joy of it. I'm just a bit familiar with St. Augustine and while I know this can be a hard read due to my personal beliefs, it is always great to read what other people's take on rel...
  • Murtaza
    Feb 09, 2019
    I suspect most people today would not imagine that they have much in common with a Christian saint who lived over 1500 years ago. Remarkably enough however if they read this book I think they'd find much to relate to, just as I did. The Confessions is the famous autobiography of St. Au...
  • Darwin8u
    Jun 24, 2018
    This experience sufficiently illuminates the truth that free curiosity has greater power to stimulate learning than rigorous coercion. - Augustine, Confessions Sublime and Original I can?t believe it has taken me so long to read Augustine?s Confessions. I might not agree...
  • Sean Blake
    Jun 15, 2015
    "Day after day I postponed living in you, but I never put off the death which I died each day in myself. I longed for a life of happiness but I was frightened to approach it in its own domain; and yet, while I fled from it, I still searched for it." Reading Augustine of Hippo's Co...
  • Nancy
    Jun 19, 2018
    Reading the Confessions I feel like I am encountering Augustine face to face, his voice has such passion and immediacy. ...
  • MihaElla
    May 03, 2019
    Due to unknown and mysterious reasons, each and every year, chiefly on Labour day (at my side always celebrated on 1st May and of course a day off), I seem to fall under a moral paralysis, while suffering a bit of nervous physical inability, which converts me into the laziest person ev...
  • Jill
    Sep 25, 2017
    I can?t really rate this one but it was certainly interesting... not my favorite though. ...
  • Guy Austin
    May 26, 2016
    ?Why then should I be concerned for human readers to hear my confessions? It is not they who are going to ?heal my sicknesses?. The human race is inquisitive about other people?s lives, but negligent to correct their own.? I was very excited to read this book; Confessions ...
  • Zachary McIntire
    Aug 12, 2017
    Having read the comments of a GR friend about the difficulty of reading the unabridged Confessions, I'm glad it was this excerpted version that I ended up with instead. (I inherited it from a friend who went abroad and couldn't take his books with him.) I have to say, even this edition...
  • Shyam
    Mar 10, 2019
    Entrust to the Truth all that you have from the Truth, and you shall lose nothing. The parts of you that are withered shall bloom again, and all your illnesses shall be healed. (4.11.16) Seek what you seek, but it is not where you seek it. You seek a life of blessedness in the land...