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Watts, William 1590?-1649

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Works: 193 works in 456 publications in 3 languages and 3,604 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Bibliography  Sermons  Sources  Military history  Commentaries 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Arranger, Recipient, Composer, Printer, Former owner
Classifications: BR65.A6, 242
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St. Augustine's Confessions by Augustine ( Book )
101 editions published between 1631 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
AUGUSTINUS (A.D. 354-430), son of a pagan Patricius of Tagaste in North Africa and his Christian wife Monica, while studying in Africa to become a rhetorician, plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts in search of truth, joining for a time the Manichaean society. He became a teacher of grammar at Tagaste, and lived much under the influence of his mother and his friend Alypius. About 383 he went to Rome and soon after to Milan as a teacher of rhetoric, being now attracted by the philosophy of the Sceptics and of the Neo-Platonists. His studies of Pauls letters with Alypius and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose led in 386 to his rejection of all sensual habits and to his famous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. After a year in Rome again and his mothers death he returned to Tagaste and there founded a religious community. In 395 or 396 he became Bishop of Hippo, and was henceforth engrossed in duties, writing and controversy. He died at Hippo during the successful siege by the Vandals. From his large output the Loeb Classical Library offers that great autobiography the Confessions which reveal Gods action in man; On the City of God which unfolds Gods action in the progress of the worlds history, and propounds the superiority of Christian beliefs over Pagan in adversity; and some of the Letters which are important for the study of ecclesiastical history and Augustines relations with other theologians
Confessions by Augustine ( Book )
17 editions published between 1912 and 2006 in English and Latin and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and worldviews. 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. In his introduction R. S. Pine-Coffin discusses Saint Augustine?s intentions in writing his Confessions and issues of translation. This edition also includes a list of dates of events recorded in the Confessions" --from the publisher
St. Augustine's confessions : in 2 volumes by Augustine ( Book )
13 editions published between 1912 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
St. Augustine's Confessions by Augustine ( Book )
12 editions published between 1912 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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