• Augustine

  • Conversions to Confessions
  • By: Robin Lane Fox
  • Narrated by: Michael Page
  • Length: 25 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-24-15
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (39 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Saint Augustine is one of the most influential figures in all of Christianity, yet his path to sainthood was by no means assured. Born in AD 354 to a pagan father and a Christian mother, Augustine spent the first 30 years of his life struggling to understand the nature of God and his world. He learned about Christianity as a child but was never baptized, choosing instead to immerse himself in the study of rhetoric, Manicheanism, and then Neoplatonism - all the while indulging in a life of lust and greed.
In Augustine, acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox re-creates Augustine's early life with unparalleled insight, showing how Augustine's quest for knowledge and faith finally brought him to Christianity and a life of celibacy. Augustine's Confessions, a vivid description of his journey toward conversion and baptism, still serves as a model of spirituality for Christians around the world.
Magisterial and beautifully written, Augustine will be the definitive biography of this colossal figure for decades to come.
©2015 Robin Lane Fox (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"An erudite and ordered reading of Augustine's Confessions and a worthy addition to any library on early Christianity." ( Kirkus)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Eric Pope on 12-06-16

Excellent

The read info was clear and entertaining. The book was at times humorous and witty but always exceedingly informative. I would definitely recommend this to anyone desiring to learn about Augustine, his background, his generation and his contemporaries.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Terence on 07-16-18

Not what I expected

Incorrectly thought it was a biography of Augustine. Boring and hard to follow. Quit after an hour.

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