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Confessionum Libri Tredecim

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Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles. Its original title was "Confessions in Thirteen Books", and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit.

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S. AURELII

AUGUSTINI

CONFESSIONES

POST EDITIONEM PARISIENSEM NOVISSIMAM

AD FIDEM

CODICUM OXONIENSIUM RECOGNITÆ,

ET POST EDITIONEM M. DUBOIS

EX IPSO AUGUSTINO ILLUSTRATÆ.

OXONII,

J. H. PARKER;

J. G. ET F. RIVINGTON, LONDINI.

MDCCCXXXVIII.

{vii}

MONITUM.

Quum Patrum studium omni fere tempore in Ecclesia Anglicana floruerit, mirum sane accidit, non nisi unum S. Augustini opusculum[1], quod sciam, idque historici tantum argumenti, typis apud nos unquam mandatum fuisse. Auspicatius ergo a nullo alio exordium sumpturam fore Bibliothecam hanc Patrum duximus, quam ab ipso Augustino, neque opera ejus selecta quam ab ipsius Confessionibus, tum quia indolem Sancti Patris, ingenium, vitam, mores optime declarent, tum vero quia iis, qui pietati gnaviter studuerunt, nunquam non (si modo licuerit) in manibus versatæ sint. Operi tam insigni, et sæculorum plus quam tredecim quæ id in succum et sanguinem pietatis suæ converterunt, suffragiis, amore, studio, comprobato, non est quod immoremur; id ergo paucis tantum exponemus, quod in hac editione præstare voluerimus... Continue reading book >>


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