The confessions of Saint Augustine (1910) PDF, edited by Scott Temple

The confessions of Saint Augustine

The confessions of Saint Augustine


Excerpt:

The translation of the 'Ten Books of ' The Confessions' of St. Augustine here reprinted is that made by the Rev. Dr E. B. Pusey, in 1838. At that time Pusey had given his strenuous adhesion to the great Oxford movement, and to the School of that movement, he rendered yeoman service by his scheme for translating the more important writings of the Fathers. 


It was Pusey who planned ' The Oxford Library of Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church, Anterior to the Division of East and West,' and the fast volume of this library was his own translation of St. Augustine's ' Confessions.' The present reprint does not include the erudite preface which Pusey wrote for the original edition. That preface dealt mainly with the value and necessity of the study of patristic literature, a subject that does not come within the scope of this series.

Confessions is generally considered one of Augustine's most important texts. It is widely seen as the first Western Christian autobiography ever written.

Augustine of Hippo, also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian, philosopher, and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North Africa.

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