Item description for The Confessions of St. Augustine (Moody Classics) by Carolinne White & British Library...
Overview A beautiful new translation of select passages from Augustine's beloved confessions, this volume features illustrations of illuminated manuscripts from the British Library.
Publishers Description In this gorgeously illustrated volume Oxford scholar Carolinne White presents fresh translations of choice passages from the Confessions. These extracts have been chosen to express Augustine's wisdom and his mystical yearning for God. Lively narrative and colorful anecdotes are interspersed with passages of great poetry in praise of God. In the process of describing his own failings, Augustine also gives relevant advice on how to live a Christian life.
In this first modern illustrated edition of the Confessions, Augustine's words are accompanied by beautiful medieval and Renaissance illuminations from manuscripts in the collection at the British Library -- making this a volume to treasure for a lifetime.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 7.04" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Ignatius Press
Series Moody Classics
ISBN 1586172239 ISBN13 9781586172237
Availability 0 units.
More About Carolinne White & British Library
Saint Benedict of Nursia (c. 480 AD 543 AD) founded twelve monasteries, the best known of which was his first monastery at Monte Cassino in Italy. Benedict wrote a set of rules governing his monks, the Rule of Saint Benedict, one of the more influential documents in Western Civilization. Benedict was canonized a saint in 1220. Carolinne White was born in London and read Classics and Modern Languages at St.Hugh's College, Oxford. She wrote a doctoral thesis on Christian ideas of friendship in the fourth century, published in 1992. After 2 years spent teaching Latin at UNISA in Pretoria, she returned to Oxford where she worked on the supplement to the Liddell and Scott Greek Lexicon and taught Patristic and Medieval Latin. She now divides her time between work as an assistant editor on the Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources, translation work, and her four children. Her publications include a translation of the correspondence between Jerome and Augustine (1990), Early Christian Lives (published by Penguin in 1998), and an anthology of Early Christian Latin poetry in translation (2000)."
Carolinne White has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Confessions of St. Augustine?
Confessions of St Augustine May 2, 2008
This is a ninety-page collection of excerpts from the personal writings of Saint Augustinus, offering a revealing look into his experience and worldviews, his prayer life, and his sins and shortcomings. Almost every page has a beautiful medieval illumination, making this a lovely and wildly colorful book.
I only give it three stars because, considering that this is only a slice of his full work, I think I paid too much money for it. The artwork is why I give it 3 stars instead of 2.