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A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.

The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.

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    9780140441147

    December 31, 1963

    Penguin Classics

    352 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Confessions
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    EBook

    9780141916552

    December 31, 1963

    Penguin eBooks

    352 pages

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  • Hardback

    9780141396897

    March 25, 2015

    Penguin Classics

    464 pages

    RRP $24.99

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