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Confessions by Augustine


  • Hardcover $28.00

    Jun 06, 2017 | 528 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    Jun 06, 2017 | 528 Pages

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“[Sarah Ruden] has clearly thought deeply about what Augustine was trying to say. . . . There is a deep and understated grace in these passages, and . . . [Ruden] shows us how to do what modern scholars too often don’t or can’t: delight in their perfection.”The Wall Street Journal

“Delightfully readable . . . In this lively translation filled with vivid, personal prose, Ruden introduces readers to a saint whom many will realize they only thought they knew. . . . Approaching her subject with deep religious and historical knowledge, [Ruden] chooses to translate Augustine as a performative, engaging storyteller rather than a systematic theologian.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Ruden’s translation makes Augustine’s ancient text accessible to a new generation of readers with a real taste of the original Latin.”Library Journal

“[Ruden’s] record as a translator of ancient texts . . . clearly establishes her considerable talent.”Christianity Today

Praise for Sarah Ruden

“Ruden’s work emphasizes the complexity inherent in translation; she lingers on some of the most challenging concepts and explicates the historical and linguistic context for her work, debunking both myths and poor prior interpretations.”Publishers Weekly (starred review), on The Face of Water
“The best translation yet, certainly the best of our time.”—Ursula K. Le Guin, on The Aeneid
“An Aeneid more intimate in tone and soberer in measure than we are used to—a gift for which many will be grateful.”—J. M. Coetzee, on The Aeneid

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