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Confessions of St. Augustine, The (Unabridged)

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The greatest spiritual autobiography of all time, this classic work is a literary and theological masterpiece.

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Publisher's Synopsis
John K. Ryan's masterful translation brings out the luster of Augustine's unmatched tale of his soul's journey to God.

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"In plain words - if you can accept them as plain - Christianity is the life and death and resurrection of Christ going on day after day in the souls of individual men and in the heart of society. It is this Christ-life, this incorporation into the Body of Christ, this union with His death and resurrection as a matter of conscious experience, that St. Augustine wrote of in his Confessions."     ~Thomas Merton

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"Oh! That I might repose on Thee! Oh! That Thou wouldest enter into my heart, and inebriate it, that I may forget my ills, and embrace Thee, my sole good? What art Thou to me? In Thy pity, teach me to utter it. Or what am I to Thee that Thou demandest my love, and, if I give it not, art wroth with me, and threatenest me with grievous woes? Is it then a slight woe to love Thee not? Oh! For Thy mercies' sake, tell me, O Lord my God, what Thou art unto me. Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. So speak, that I may hear. Behold, Lord, my heart is before Thee; open Thou the ears thereof, and say unto my soul, I am thy salvation. After this voice let me haste, and take hold on Thee. Hide not Thy face from me. Let me die - lest I die - only let me see Thy face."

Author Augustine, St.
Translator Ryan, John
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 429 pp.
Publisher Image Books 1960
Browse these categories as well: The Early Church and Gnosticism, The Church: Doctors, Saints and Mystics, Christian Classics: Ancient and Modern, Mystic and Esoteric Christianity, Spiritual Biography and Autobiography

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