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The Resource Confessions, Augustine ; a new translation by Sarah Ruden

Confessions, Augustine ; a new translation by Sarah Ruden

Label
Confessions
Title
Confessions
Statement of responsibility
Augustine ; a new translation by Sarah Ruden
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
Sarah Ruden's fresh, dynamic translation of Confessions brings us closer to Augustine's intent than any previous version. It puts a brilliant spotlight on the life of one individual to show how all lives have meaning that is universal and eternal. In this intensely personal narrative, Augustine tells the story of his sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. He describes his ascent from a humble farm in North Africa to a prestigious post in the Roman Imperial capital of Milan, his struggle against his own overpowering sexuality, his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage, and the recovery of the faith his mother had taught him during his earliest years. Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary, and the confessional mode he invented can be seen everywhere in writing today. Grounded in her command of Latin as it was written and spoken in the ancient world, Sarah Ruden's translation is a bold departure from its predecessors - and the most historically accurate translation ever. Stylistically beautiful, with no concessions made to suit later theology and ritual, Ruden's rendition will give readers a startling and illuminating new perspective on one of the central texts of Christianity. -- from dust jacket
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Summary
The Christian theologian describes his sinful youth, his conversion to Christianity, his struggle against his sexuality, and his renunciation of secular ambition and marriage
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619662
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
354-430
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Augustine
Dewey number
270.2
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ruden, Sarah
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Augustine
  • Augustine
  • Augustine
  • Catholic Church
  • Spiritual biography
  • Christian saints
  • Hippo (Extinct city)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a new translation
Label
Confessions, Augustine ; a new translation by Sarah Ruden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Latin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058554580
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Modern Library edition.
Extent
xli, 484 pages
Isbn
9780812996562
Lccn
2016033647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027281711
System control number
(OCoLC)956947630
Label
Confessions, Augustine ; a new translation by Sarah Ruden
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Latin
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000058554580
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Modern Library edition.
Extent
xli, 484 pages
Isbn
9780812996562
Lccn
2016033647
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027281711
System control number
(OCoLC)956947630

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