Saint Augustine wasn't always a saint. He led a turbulent and licentious youth, and belonged to the fourth century equivalent of a street gang. At the age of 29, he met a young man, Ambrose, whose intelligence, kindness and strong faith fascinated and puzzled Augustine. Then at the age of thirty-two, under Ambrose's tutelage, Augustine converted to Christianity and went on to be one of the most influential Christians throughout history.
Written in 400 AD, less than a decade after his ordination to the priesthood, a mere four years after becoming bishop of Hippo, he wrote Confessions in his forties. He was a man looking back and looking forward, an apt simile perhaps for the role Augustine played in the history of the Church, that of a bridge between two distinct eras.
Confessions traces a pilgrimage of unbounded grace, passionately wrestling with the spiritual questions that have engaged thoughtful minds since time began. It is Augustine's utter candor about his own sin and his struggle to reconcile his mind and soul to God's holy character that made Confessions the classic that it has been for fifteen centuries and compelling to readers still today.
- Companion volume to HP's trade paper edition of Augustine's City of God
- Classic text, edited by Albert Cook Outler
- Larger, easy-to-read edition
- Competitively priced
- Category Christian Living
- SKU 9781598566390
- Barcode 9781598566390
- Size 152 x 229 mm
- Long Author Saint Augustine
- Number of Pages 360 pp
- Language English
- Format Paperback
- Publisher Hendrickson Publishers