Item description for Augustine: The Confessions (Bristol Phoenix Press - Greece and Rome Live) by Gillian Clark...
When Augustine wrote his Confessions in the last years of the fourth century, he was just over forty and had abandoned a successful career for a life of prayer and study. He interpreted his past life as a search for God, in which understanding and commitment had been frustrated by wrong education, mistaken ambition, sexual desire and sinful nature. Some readers are inspired by his brilliance and devotion, others think he misread his own past. This book discusses the transformation of Augustine's own life and of the late Roman world, the structure, style and purpose of the Confessions, and the problems of rhetoric and truth posed by Augustine's account of himself. It concludes with a brief overview of the influence of this landmark text in the history of European culture.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2009
Publisher Bristol Phoenix Press, Univ of Exeter
ISBN 1904675409 ISBN13 9781904675402
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More About Gillian Clark
Gillian Clark is Professor of Ancient History in the University of Bristol. Her current areas of research include a collaborative commentary on Augustine City of God and in more general terms, Greek and Latin patristics in relation to Graeco-Roman social and intellectual history.
Gillian Clark was born in 1963 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol Uni.