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The Confessions of St. Augustine (English Edition) di [St Augustine]
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In Naxos's new audio recording of The Confessions of St Augustine, British actor Mark Meadows offers a compelling, earnest interpretation of one of the most influential works in Christian theology and Western literature. Meadows's delivery is measured and impassioned, and forwards an engrossing sense of urgency. St Augustine's Confessions was written to be read aloud, and this recording makes it clear how involving and immersive it is to listen to Augustine's timeless words. Born in Hippo in North Africa in 354 CE, Augustine lived during a critical juncture in the history of Christianity. With a brilliant mind and access to the leading thinkers of the day, Augustine wrestled with several conflicting worldviews in the early years of his life. His narration recalls how he was raised a Christian before becoming attracted to Manichaeism in his teens; he also explored the neo-Platonic philosophies of Plotinus before returning to Christianity in his thirties. He wrote Confessions a decade later; in it, he reflects on the sinful and lustful choices he made during the early decades of his life. He also details his internal struggles with key tenets of Christian thought, from the natures of evil, beauty, and time to the experience of original sin, grace, and redemption. Drawing from R. S. Pine-Coffin's respected 1961 translation, Meadows animates the Confessions with an accessible and contemporary cadence. Augustine's words sound as relevant and involving today as they were nearly 1700 years ago. The nearly fifteen hours of recording are logically divided into ten-minute segments that are clearly titled and easy to navigate. In an era when we are deluged with information and often too eager to rush to judgement, Augustine s Confessions offers a refreshing, engrossing contemplation of the deeper questions around human nature. Meadows's clear, conversational exploration includes careful pauses that allow for reflection, providing an opportunity to internalise and wrestle with the sincere and brilliant questions raised in this classic work. --Kristen Rabe, Foreword

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
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  • Lunghezza stampa: 347
  • Numeri di pagina fonte ISBN: 1517276675
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  • Editore: Labyrinth Publishing LLC (7 aprile 2009)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B0025VJWOC
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il prodotto è ottimo e corrisponde esattamente a quanto è stato descritto. l'unico problema è che non ha il free audiobook. per ciò mi dispiace molto
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5.0 su 5 stelle Understanding Augustine 12 marzo 2016
Di alan j. greczynski - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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Augustine is an interesting person to say the least. Modern readers may have difficulty in understanding Augustine, for his world was very different but very much the same as ours. Augustine begins as a Christian then turns to Manichaeism. Manichaeism, like Gnosticism is competing with "orthodox" Christianity. Augustine is from the breadbasket of the Roman empire, North Africa. Thagaste, in modern day Algiers was a Christian city very different from modern Muslim Algeria. His mother Monica had a strong Christian background and looked to the day Augustine would "come around" back to Christianity. Growing up a "wunderkind" and attending the best schools gave Augustine a sort of "cockiness" to his character. Augustine had a relationship with a woman and a child by her (an almost "modern" relationship). It is in the parallels in our world (American empire) and the late Roman empire that is relevant for us today. Augustine, who is a deep thinker begins to ponder his own life and the life of the empire he lives in. He ponders the nature of sin, time and death. He comes back to Christianity and is baptized with his son. The death of his close friend and then son Adeodatus affect him greatly. These events, along with the "decaying" empire that is around him give rise to his work "City of God." Written in "Books" rather than chapters may seem odd to us moderns. His book Confessions is not an easy read for modern readers, but for those who seek his wisdom it is there.
12 di 12 persone hanno trovato utile la seguente recensione
5.0 su 5 stelle Truth for all times. 9 settembre 2016
Di E. Joyce - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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While my review pales in comparison to the scholarly essays written in these reviews, I will allow the Holy Spirit to speak through this newborn in the faith. While I cannot comment on the accuracy or style of this translation like others, I can personally reflect. I had a personal connection to Augustine as I have struggled with some of the same sins as he did. Reading how he dealt with it was very helpful. Also when you take into account when this was written it is amazing the similarities of societies then and now, one would think it was a contemporary piece. The first half is an easy read, the later half is difficult and requires slow reading and reflection to understand. This is a must read as it is one of the earliest, non scripture, christian writings.
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3.0 su 5 stelle Translation got in the way of comprehension 7 febbraio 2016
Di Dominic Antonacci - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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First off, you can't argue with the price, so give the book a shot and if the translation is too archaic for you, try a different version.

In the end, I couldn't handle the translation. I read the first 7 books with this translation, but the translation got in the way of understanding the book.

Other reviewers are right, the Thees and Thous start to disappear and you start to get used to the verb structure, especially if you read it slowly aloud. However, it's much harder to get used to the archaic words (like "fain") and sentences can be a bit convoluted. With effort, you can understand the text, but I got tired from internally converting it to modern English. I'd rather spend my efforts understanding the message of the book, not deciphering the text.
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5.0 su 5 stelle I do love the conversational tone of this translation 18 marzo 2016
Di Nora Svihl - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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This is the edition I have decided to read after reading many reviews for other translations. I do love the conversational tone of this translation, but it still captures Augustine's cerebral and philosophical and even contemplative, rambling, beautifully poetic ramblings. The references to verses in the bible in parentheses as opposed to end notes really is useful, and Augustine's command of Scripture is unparalleled. You get the idea that he is at both writing his true confessions, honest as they are about sex and other sins, as well as a love letter to God, a philosophy treatise, and autobiography, a testimony of his journey to Christianity, and a historical capsule of the life of a young, educated, almost-aristocratic, young man in the early church in Greece and Rome. This book should be considered high priority reading for anyone interested in learning about Christianity, its origins, as well as those studying in more serious intent, such as theology.
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5.0 su 5 stelle Limpid Translation of a Great Christian Classic 24 gennaio 2016
Di Froggy - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
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It might seem pointless to write a review of one of the cornerstones of Christian literature, yet I purchased this particular edition after struggling with the first chapter of the less expensive Kindle edition of the Pusey translation. I am glad I did. The grammar of Augustine's Latin Silver Age easily handles stylistic complexities that are not natural to modern English, and this translation by Henry Chadwick renders Augustine's prose brilliantly. It reveals not so much a saint with a tortured past as a passionate and thoughtful young man sustained and drawn by a love for truth, beauty, and friends on a journey in search of the source of them, which Augustine finds in the God preached by the Catholic faith. Unlike Newman's "Apologia pro Vita Sua," the "Confessions" are not a defense of a life so much as a hymn of praise of the one who led him and gave it meaning. Augustine realizes that nothing was happenstance, but that God walked with him throughout the journey. One could view this story as a journey from alienation to fulfillment, but abstractions sell it short. In many ways, it is a love story in which the protagonist overcomes difficulties to find his true love. In confessing his journey, Augustine reveals an astonishingly modern self-awareness. He understands himself as a person with a personal history, influenced both by social and cultural conditions and inner drives. Readers in our day may well find in him a mentor in their search for meaning in life. This book became a cornerstone of the Western Christian spiritual tradition and remains fundamental reading. I highly recommend this translation.
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