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The Confessions By Edmund Augustine

The Confessions by Edmund Augustine

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A translation of Augustine's impassioned descriptions of his early life, in which he tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his ascent from a humble Algerian farm to high power at the Imperial court and, finally, his conversion to Christianity in a garden in Milan.

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The Confessions by Edmund Augustine

In this new translation, the impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life are conveyed to the English reader. Augustine tells of his wrestlings to master his sexual drive, his rare ascent from a humble Algerian farm to the edge of the corridors of high power at the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him. It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally achieved the act of will to Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy man in bed finally deciding it is time to get up and face the day.

About Edmund Augustine

About the Translator:
An expert on the early Church, Henry Chadwick is Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge. He is the author of such books as Early Christian Thought and the Classical Tradition and Augustine in the Past Masters series.

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The Confessions by Edmund Augustine
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