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Augustine: Conversions to Confessions

FOX, ROBIN LANE

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ISBN 10: 0465022278 / ISBN 13: 9780465022274
Published by Basic Books, New York, 2015
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Title: Augustine: Conversions to Confessions

Publisher: Basic Books, New York

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition, First printing.

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Saint Augustine is one of the most influential figures in all of Christianity, yet his path to sainthood was by no means assured. Born in AD 354 to a pagan father and a Christian mother, Augustine spent the first thirty years of his life struggling to understand the nature of God and his world. He learned about Christianity as a child but was never baptized, choosing instead to immerse himself in the study of rhetoric, Manicheanism, and then Neoplatonism—all the while indulging in a life of lust and greed.

In Augustine, the acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox re-creates Augustine's early life with unparalleled insight, showing how Augustine's quest for knowledge and faith finally brought him to Christianity and a life of celibacy. Augustine's Confessions, a vivid description of his journey toward conversion and baptism, still serves as a model of spirituality for Christians around the world.

Magisterial and beautifully written, Augustine will be the definitive biography of this colossal figure for decades to come.
 

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Robin Lane Fox is a university reader in ancient history and an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford. The author of several books, Fox lives in Oxford, England.

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