Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916559

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 9332

The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.

Confessions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141396897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 6547

A new series of beautiful hardcover nonfiction classics, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith World-changing ideas meet eye-catching design: the best titles of the extraordinarily successful Great Ideas series are now packaged in Coralie Bickford-Smith's distinctive, award-winning covers. Whether on a well-curated shelf or in your back pocket, these timeless works of philosophical, political, and psychological thought are absolute must-haves for book collectors as well as design enthusiasts. The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and worldviews. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead an ardent devotee of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography touching on issues relevant to people of all faiths, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. In his insightful introduction, R. S. Pine-Coffin discusses Saint Augustine's intentions in writing his Confessions and issues of translation. This edition also includes a list of dates of events recorded in the Confessions. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Augustine's "Confessions"

A Biography

Author: Garry Wills

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838028

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 1905

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 Confessions as autobiography. But, Wills argues, this is a mistake. The book is not autobiography but rather a long prayer, suffused with the language of Scripture and addressed to God, not man. Augustine tells the story of his life not for its own significance but in order to discern how, as a drama of sin and salvation leading to God, it fits into sacred history. "We have to read Augustine as we do Dante," Wills writes, "alert to rich layer upon layer of Scriptural and theological symbolism." Wills also addresses the long afterlife of the book, from controversy in its own time and relative neglect during the Middle Ages to a renewed prominence beginning in the fourteenth century and persisting to today, when the Confessions has become an object of interest not just for Christians but also historians, philosophers, psychiatrists, and literary critics. With unmatched clarity and skill, Wills strips away the centuries of misunderstanding that have accumulated around Augustine's spiritual classic.

Confessions

Author: Augustine of Hippo

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440699764

Category: Religion

Page: 368

View: 3733

The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Confessions

Author: S. Agustin (Santo, Obispo de Hipona),Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.),Augustine,Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo,Augustine of Hippo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780140441147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

View: 1644

Dedicated to truth and the celebration of his individuality, the eighteenth-century French philosopher reexamines his life, ideals, and experiences

Die Bekenntnisse (Band 1&2)

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8075837053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 749

View: 8323

Diese Ausgabe von "Die Bekenntnisse" wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) war ein französischsprachiger Schriftsteller, Philosoph, Pädagoge, Naturforscher und Komponist der Aufklärung. Rousseau hatte großen Einfluss auf die politische Theorie des späten 18. sowie des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts in ganz Europa. Er war ein wichtiger Wegbereiter der Französischen Revolution. Sein Werk ist unlösbarer Bestandteil der französischen und europäischen Literatur- und Geistesgeschichte. In Rousseaus pädagogischem Hauptwerk Émile oder über die Erziehung wird die fiktive Erziehung eines Jungen beschrieben. Rousseaus Theorien beeinflussten Immanuel Kant und viele namhafte Pädagogen, so z. B. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Joachim Heinrich Campe, Adolph Diesterweg, Maria Montessori, Ellen Key, Hartmut von Hentig und Dietrich Benner. "

The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Author: Saint Augustine,Rex Warner,Martin E. Marty,Elizabeth Ruth Block

Publisher: Signet Classics

ISBN: 9780451531216

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 355

View: 6350

This edition of the classic literary work of St. Augustine is translated by Oxford scholar Rex Warner and features a revised bibliography. In this autobiography, St. Augustine describes his journey from sin to sainthood, and examines all of humanity's great concerns including the ethical conflict between good and evil.

Confessions of a Sinner

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964952

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 5929

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. One of the greatest explorations of sin, epiphany and redemption ever written, the Confessions of Saint Augustine continue to shape our ideas with their passionate declaration of the life-changing power of faith.

The Confessions

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, French

Page: 606

View: 775

Confessions of a conservative

Author: Garry Wills

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140055634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

View: 1910

Rousseau: Confessions

Author: Peter France

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521315005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 113

View: 455

An introduction to Rousseau's Confessions.

Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 353

View: 8383

A masterful new translation of the fourth-century spiritual autobiography reveals the spiritual life of Saint Augustine as it describes one man's odyssey from sinner to man of faith and reflects on such themes as faith, identity, truth, time, self-understanding, education, and spiritual awakening. Original.

Augustinus von Hippo

eine Biographie

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423307598

Category:

Page: 549

View: 5860

Geständnisse

Roman

Author: Kanae Minato

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183219

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8379

Die kleine Tochter der alleinerziehenden Lehrerin Moriguchi ist im Schulschwimmbad ertrunken; ein tragischer Unfall, wie es scheint. Wenige Wochen später kündigt Moriguchi ihre Stelle an der Schule, doch zuvor will sie ihrer Klasse noch eine letzte Lektion mit auf den Weg geben. Denn sie weiß, dass ihre Schüler Schuld am Tod ihrer Tochter haben. Mit einer erschütternden Offenbarung setzt sie unter ihnen ein tödliches Drama um Schuld und Rache, um Gewalt und Wahnsinn in Gang, an dessen Ende keiner – weder Kind noch Erwachsener – ungeschoren davonkommt. Mit immenser Sogwirkung und einem unbestechlichen Blick auf die menschlichen Abgründe erzählt die ehemalige Lehrerin Kanae Minato eine faszinierend-verstörende Geschichte voller unerwarteter Wendungen. Ein packender Roman, dessen Stimmen den Leser noch lange begleiten.

Augustine

Conversions and Confessions

Author: Robin Lane Fox

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141965487

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 6853

WINNER OF THE WOLFSON PRIZE FOR HISTORY 2015 A major new interpretation of how one of the great figures of Christian history came to write the greatest of all autobiographies Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions, which continues to delight its many admirers. In it he writes about his infancy and his schooling in the classics in late Roman North Africa, his remarkable mother, his sexual sins ('Give me chastity, but not yet,' he famously prayed), his time in an outlawed heretical sect, his worldly career and friendships and his gradual return to God. His account of his own eventual conversion is a classic study of anguish, hesitation and what he believes to be God's intervention. It has inspired philosophers, Christian thinkers and monastic followers, but it still leaves readers wondering why exactly Augustine chose to compose a work like none before it. Robin Lane Fox follows Augustine on a brilliantly described journey, combining the latest scholarship with recently found letters and sermons by Augustine himself to give a portrait of his subject which is subtly different from older biographies. Augustine's heretical years as a Manichaean, his relation to non-Christian philosophy, his mystical aspirations and the nature of his conversion are among the aspects of his life which stand out in a sharper light. For the first time Lane Fox compares him with two contemporaries, an older pagan and a younger Christian, each of whom also wrote about themselves and who illumine Augustine's life and writings by their different choices. More than a decade passed between Augustine's conversion and his beginning the Confessions. Lane Fox argues that the Confessions and their thinking were the results of a long gestation over these years, not a sudden change of perspective, but that they were then written as a single swift composition and that its final books are a coherent consummation of its scriptural meditation and personal biography. This exceptional study reminds us why we are so excited and so moved by Augustine's story.

The Confessions

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014044033X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 606

View: 8284

The French author looks at the first fifty-three years of his life, from his childhood in Geneva, to his fame as a novelist and philosopher in Paris, to his persecution by governments and his wanderings as an exile.

Deutung und Bedeutung

Studies in German and comparative literature presented to Karl-Werner Maurer

Author: Brigitte Schludermann,Evelyn Sherabon Firchow

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111341356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 397

View: 9612

The Confession of a Child of the Century

Author: Alfred de Musset

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141391863

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 652

The Napoleonic Wars are over. Octave, a young Parisian, loves his mistress Elise - until he witnesses her being unfaithful. In despair, he descends into decadence and libertinism. However, the death of his father takes Octave to the countryside where he falls in love with Brigitte, a young widow who spends most of her time caring for others. At first, Brigitte tries to resist his advances, but eventually they become lovers. Octave, however, is quickly overcome by suspicion. Will Brigitte remain true to him? Doesn't every woman betray her lover sooner or later?

Das Buch ohne Bilder

Das verrückteste Vorlesebuch – mit einer Audio-Lesung von Adnan Maral

Author: B.J. Novak

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641175135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 52

View: 1892

Sie werden sicher denken, dass ein Buch ohne Bilder langweilig und sehr ernst ist. Außer ... wenn das Buch so funktioniert: Alles, was in diesem Buch steht, MUSS vorgelesen werden. Selbst wenn da steht: BLORK oder BLuuRF. Selbst wenn es sich um ein absurdes Lied handelt, das davon erzählt, wie Sie einen Floh zum Frühstück verspeisen. Selbst wenn dieses Buch Sie dazu bringt, komische und peinliche Geräusche zu machen. Und vor allem – wenn Sie und Ihre Kinder nicht mehr aufhören können zu lachen! Wunderbar schräg und total albern – Das Buch ohne Bilder gehört zu den Büchern, die Kinder immer wieder vorgelesen haben wollen und Eltern immer wieder gerne vorlesen. Sagen Sie nicht, wir hätten Sie nicht gewarnt – dieses Buch kennt kein Erbarmen! Mit Audio-Lesung. Gesamtspielzeit: 4:50 Min. E-Book mit Audio-Links: Je nach Hardware/Software können die Audio-Links direkt auf dem Endgerät abgespielt werden. In jedem Fall können die Audio-Links über jede Browser-Software geöffnet und über ein Audiogerät abgespielt werden.