A beautiful new translation of passages from Augustines beloved confessions, this volume features illustrations of illuminated manuscripts from the British Library.
In this gorgeously illustrated volume Oxford scholar Carolinne White presents fresh translations of choice passages from the Confessions. These extracts have been chosen to express Augustines wisdom and his mystical yearning for God. Lively narrative and colorful anecdotes are interspersed with passages of great poetry in praise of God. In the process of describing his own failings, Augustine also gives relevant advice on how to live a Christian life.
In this first modern illustrated edition of the Confessions, Augustines words are accompanied by beautiful medieval and Renaissance illuminations from manuscripts in the collection at the British Library - making this a volume to treasure for a lifetime.
Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430 AD) was born and educated in North Africa, and embraced Christianity in 386, thanks in large part to his mother Monica’s prayers and encouragement. Augustine wrote Confessions in 400 AD a mere four years after becoming bishop of Hippo. In addition to his Confessions, Augustine also authored City of God, as well as books of apologetics, biblical commentary, and theology.