The Confessions of Saint Augustine 1976 | Franklin Library

$75.00

  • Author: Saint Augustine; Edward B. Pusey translator
  • Publisher: Franklin Library, 1976
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Condition: Near Fine
  • Size: 8vo
  • Attributes: Limited Edition, Illustrated, Fine Binding

A limited edition, published by the Franklin Library, 1976. Full leather bound, gilt decorations. Binding tight, square, edges rubbed, internally fine, unmarked. Near Fine.

The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered the all time number one Christian classic. Augustine undertook his greatest piece of writing with the conviction that God wanted him to make this confession. The Confessions are, in fact, an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer. Augustine’s experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions.

Saint Augustine was probably forty-three when he began this endeavor. He had been a baptized Catholic for ten years, a priest for six, and a bishop for only two. His pre-baptismal life raised questions in the community. Was his conversion genuine? The first hearers were captivated, as many millions have been over the following sixteen centuries.

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