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Cook, William R. (William Robert)

Summary: An analysis of the classic work, Confessions, by St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430). Includes Roman history and Christian controversies at the time and background for understanding the book. Also discusses its ongoing usefulness and how it may serve as a guide despite the obvious difference between Augustine's world and ours.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270.2 ST.

Augustine

Summary: One of the great works of Western literature, from perhaps the most important thinker of Christian antiquity, in a revolutionary new translation by one of today's leading classicists Sarah Ruden's fresh, dynamic translation of Confessions brings us closer to Augustine's intent than any previous version. It puts a glaring spotlight on the life of one individual to show how all lives have meaning...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Modern Library 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUGUSTINE, SAINT AUG

Augustine

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270.2 AUG

Augustine

Summary: According to Garry Wills, most readers of Augustine interpret his meditation on sin in the Confessiones as an indication of his obsession with sex. But as Wills suggests in his discussion of book two of Augustine's influential work, sexual transgression is not Augustine's main focus as he reflects on the nature of human sinfulness. Instead, Augustine seeks to understand man's power to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270 WIL

Wills, Garry

Summary: For centuries, Augustine's writings have moved and fascinated readers. With the fresh, keen eye of a writer whose own intellectual analysis has won him a Pulitzer Prize, Gary Wills examines this famed fourth-century bishop and seminal thinker whose grounding in classical philosophy informed his influential interpretation of the Christian doctrines of mind and body, wisdom and God. Saint...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUGUSTINE WIL

O'Donnell, James Joseph

Summary: Augustine, sinner and saint, the theologian who served as bishop of Hippo from 396 C.E. until his death in 430 C.E., is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the western world. During his post-Confessions years he became prominent as a churchman, politician, and writer, and O'Donnell looks back at the events in the Confessions from this period in Augustine's life. Much of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 AUGUSTINE, SAINT ODO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Augustine

Cook, William R. (William Robert)

Summary: An analysis of the classic work Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430). Includes Roman history and Christian controversries at the time and background for understanding the book. Also discusses its ongoing usefulness and how it may serve as a guide despite the obvious diffrence between Augustine's world and ours.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 270.2 COO
Call number: CD 270.2 COO PART 1
Call number: CD 270.2 COO PART 2

Augustine

Summary: In this book, which corresponds to Book Ten of the Confessiones, Augustine pursues his meditation on the self and his intimate testimony to God by moving from his life before baptism to his entrance into a holy life and embrace of the Trinity, the celebration of which will occupy him for the remaining chapters. Augustine contemplates this transition within his own memory, for to him, the "vast...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270.2 AUG

Augustine

Summary: 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Franklin Library 1982

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 242 AUG