by Edmund Augustine, Henry Chadwick
Editor: Oxford University Press
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In this new translation of the brilliant and passionate descriptions of Augustin’s bright and colorful early life are transmitted to the English reader with accuracy and art.Augustine tells of his wrestlings to control his sexual impulses, his rare ascent of a humble Algerian woman from the farm to the edge of the corridors of power elevated to the imperial court of Milan, and his renunciation of the secular state, ambition and marriage as he recovered the faith that his mother had taught him.It was in a Milan garden that Augustine finally obtained the act of will of Christian conversion, which he compared to a lazy bed finally decided that it is time to stand up and face the day.FOR THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World Classics has provided the widest range of literature from all over the world.Each affordable volume reflects Oxford’s commitment to study, providing the most accurate text, plus a host of other useful functions, including experts in introductions by major authorities, useful notes to clarify the text, updated bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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