Courses this book is used in:
- Literature 10: Ancient Rome:
The Confessions of Saint Augustine is considered one of the greatest Christian classics of all time. It is an extended poetic, passionate, intimate prayer that Augustine wrote as an autobiography sometime after his conversion, to confess his sins and proclaim God's goodness. Just as his first hearers were captivated by his powerful conversion story, so also have many millions been over the following sixteen centuries. His experience of God speaks to us across time with little need of transpositions.
This acclaimed new translation masterfully captures his experience, and is written in an elegant and flowing style. A beautiful contemporary translation of the ancient Confessions makes the classic work more accessible to modern readers and combines the linguistic accuracy demanded by 4th-century Latin with the poetic power aimed at by Augustine, not as discernable in previous translations. Ignatius Press Critical Edition