Confessiones is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of books, by st. Augustine of hippo, written between ad 397 and ad 398. Wasting no time in getting to the philosophical content of his autobiography, augustine s account of his early years leads him to reflect on human origin, will. The first book of the confessions is devoted primarily to an analysis of augustine s life as a child, from his infancy which he cannot recall and must reconstruct up through his days as a schoolboy in thagaste in eastern algeria. The confessions of saint augustine by saint augustine free ebook. This book made me cry out to god to give me the same passion augustine has. Augustine by bishop of hippo saint augustine free ebook project gutenberg.
In sum, augustine is one of the very few men who simply cannot be ignored or. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. The confessions of saint augustine documenta catholica omnia. The confessions outlines augustines sinful youth and his conversion to christianity. It made me want a joy in christ that blows my mind daily. Confessiones is the name of an autobiographical work. In 391, he was ordained presbyter in the church of hippo regius a small coastal town nearby. Librivox public domain recording of confessions, by saint augustine of hippo. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. A year later, augustine was back in roman africa living in a monastery at tagaste, his native town.
That the cause of evil is the free judgment of the will. The confessions of saint augustine, by saint augustine. You may copy it, give it away or reuse it under the terms of the project gutenberg license included with this ebook or online at. A short time later his mother, monica, died at ostia on the journey back to africa. The work blueprints saint augustine s wicked youth and his transformation to christianity. Augustine was baptized by ambrose at milan during eastertide, a. The confessions of saint augustine by saint augustine. Project gutenberg s the confessions of saint augustine, by saint augustine this ebook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.882 561 71 1467 1553 1398 1194 1076 641 1010 722 1297 1491 266 1022 1538 443 612 196 808 1007 1214 885 943 1412 1331 744 957 492 549 683 694 363 147 826 1284 1488 95 590 775 713 772 640 525 430 260 140