The Confessions of St Augustine

St. Augustine (ed. Alexander Smellie)

£25.00

The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting world-views. The Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recounts how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle to become one of Christianity’s most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also addresses fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of the faith today. From the series Books for the Heart (ed. Alexander Smellie).

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Publisher
Andrew Melrose
Publisher City
London
Year
1901
Edition
reprint
Format
h/b
Author
St. Augustine (ed. Alexander Smellie)
SKU
IYC131901
Categories
Condition
Very good, reprint edition from 1897, bound in decorative green cloth with blind stamped and gilt titling/flower on cover & spine (a little bumping); text block firm, untrimmed & uncut pages unmarked - but some foxing on endpapers and edges; top edges gilt.
Size
12mo (190 x 130 / 7⅜" x 5")
Page Count
331
ISBN