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Confessions (Pusey translation)

Saint Augustine of Hippo

The Confessions outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years, through the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work (City of God). It does, nonetheless, provide an unbroken record of his development of thought and is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries. It is a significant theological work, featuring spiritual meditations and insights. It begins: "GREAT art Thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is Thy power, and Thy wisdom infinite. And Thee would man praise; man, but a particle of Thy creation; man, that bears about him his mortality, the witness of his sin, the witness, that ]Thou, O God, resistest the proud: yet would man praise Thee; he, but a particle of Thy creation. Thou awakes us to delight in Thy praise; for Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, unless it repose in Thee.” (Summary from Wikipedia and Book I, Chapter I.)

The Confessions outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years, through the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work (City of God). It does, nonetheless, provide an unbroken record of his development of thought and is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries. It is a significant theological work, featuring spiritual meditations and insights. It begins: "GREAT art Thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is Thy power, and Thy wisdom infinite. And Thee would man praise; man, but a particle of Thy creation; man, that bears about him his mortality, the witness of his sin, the witness, that ]Thou, O God, resistest the proud: yet would man praise Thee; he, but a particle of Thy creation. Thou awakes us to delight in Thy praise; for Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, unless it repose in Thee.” (Summary from Wikipedia and Book I, Chapter I.)
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The Confessions outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. It is widely seen as the first Western autobiography ever written, and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1,000 years, through the Middle Ages. It is not a complete autobiography, as it was written in his early 40s, and he lived long afterwards, producing another important work (City of God). It does, nonetheless, provide an unbroken record of his development of thought and is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries. It is a significant theological work, featuring spiritual meditations and insights. It begins: "GREAT art Thou, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is Thy power, and Thy wisdom infinite. And Thee would man praise; man, but a particle of Thy creation; man, that bears about him his mortality, the witness of his sin, the witness, that ]Thou, O God, resistest the proud: yet would man praise Thee; he, but a particle of Thy creation. Thou awakes us to delight in Thy praise; for Thou madest us for Thyself, and our heart is restless, unless it repose in Thee.” (Summary from Wikipedia and Book I, Chapter I.)

Language:

English

Narrators:

MaryAnnS

Length:

11h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

27:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

26:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:12


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

19:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

26:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:50


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

18:37


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:11


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

15:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

25:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

23:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:42