Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916559

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 4752

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.

Augustine's "Confessions"

A Biography

Author: Garry Wills

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838028

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 1899

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: 9243

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: 5545

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

Confessions

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141396897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 7036

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.

Die Bekenntnisse (Gesamtausgabe in 2 Bänden)

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8075837053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 749

View: 2352

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. "

Bekenntnisse

Author: Aurelius Augustinus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 432

View: 4314

Confessions of a Sinner

Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141964952

Category: Philosophy

Page: 128

View: 5321

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.

Augustinus von Hippo

eine Biographie

Author: Peter Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423307598

Category:

Page: 549

View: 8820

Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.),Garry Wills

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143039512

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 353

View: 1548

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.

The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

View: 9811

The fourth-century spiritual autobiography reveals the spiritual and ascetical life of Saint Augustine as it describes a man's journey from sinner to man of faith and offers a meditation on the themes of faith, identity, truth, time, self-understanding, education, and spiritual awakening.

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: 2138

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.

The Confessions

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Authors, French

Page: 606

View: 2530

Rebecca

Roman

Author: Daphne du Maurier

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458744827

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

View: 5139

In einem Hotel an der Côte d’Azur lernt Maxim de Winter eine junge Frau aus einfachen Verhältnissen kennen. Die beiden verlieben sich, und schon nach kurzer Zeit nimmt sie seinen Heiratsantrag an und folgt dem Witwer nach Cornwall auf seinen prachtvollen Landsitz Manderley. Doch das Glück der Frischvermählten währt nicht lange: Der Geist von Maxims toter Ehefrau Rebecca ist allgegenwärtig, und die ihr ergebene Haushälterin macht der neuen Herrin das Leben zur Hölle, sie droht nicht nur die Liebe des Paares zu zerstören. Als ein Jahr später plötzlich doch noch Rebeccas Leiche gefunden wird, gerät Maxim de Winter unter Mordverdacht ... Rebecca, Daphne du Mauriers berühmtester Roman, war bereits bei seinem Erscheinen 1938 ein Bestseller. Er wurde mehrfach verfilmt: 1940 entstand unter der Regie von Alfred Hitchcock die bekannteste Adaption, die mit zwei Oscars prämiert wurde.

Confessions of a conservative

Author: Garry Wills

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780140055634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 231

View: 5904

Geständnisse

Roman

Author: Kanae Minato

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641183219

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4680

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.

The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 606

View: 8622

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.

APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

Geschichte meiner religiösen Überzeugungen

Author: John Henry Kardinal Newman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3945401658

Category: Religion

Page: 448

View: 5468

Die Apologia ist zweifellos einer der größten literarischen und spirituellen Klassiker. Der Autor berichtet über die Geschichte seiner Konversion, angefangen von den Erfahrungen in seiner Kindheit bis er schließlich - nach Jahren des Studiums und der Abwägung - mit Überzeugung der römisch-katholischen Kirche beitrat. Als anglikanischer Theologe an der Universität von Oxford kämpfte er zunächst gegen den beginnenden Liberalismus in seiner Kirche. Durch sein Studium der Kirchenväter begann John Henry Newman, sich mit den Grundprinzipien des Glaubens zu beschäftigen. Er veröffentlichte Traktate, um den konservativen anglikanischen Glauben zu begründen, wurde aber deshalb von den Bischöfen stark angegriffen. Als Folge gab er sämtliche Ämter auf und zog sich nach Littlemore zurück. In einem langen und tiefgründigen Denkprozess erkannte John Henry Newman, dass nur die römisch-katholische Kirche mit den Entwicklungen der Glaubenslehre auf der Lehre der Urkirche basiert. Dies war der Beginn seiner Hinwendung zum katholischen Glauben. Er berichtet in einer dokumentarischen Darstellung von der ganzen Tragik seines Übertritts. Mit akribischer Sorgfalt lässt der Verfasser die Quellen sprechen. Dieses Werk lässt John Henry Newman als sensiblen und zurückhaltenden Menschen und großen Denker erkennen.