Augustine Conversions to confessions

Robin Lane Fox, 1946-

Sound recording - 2015

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.

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Published
[Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Audio [2015]
Prince Frederick, MD : [2015]
Edition
Unabridged
Language
English
Item Description
Title from container.
Physical Description
21 audio discs (approximately 25 hours, 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN
9781494518844
1494518848
Main Author
Robin Lane Fox, 1946- (-)
  • Confession and conversion
  • Worldly ambitions
  • Infancy, order and sin
  • Family scars
  • "So small a boy, so great a sinner..."
  • Unfriendly friendship
  • "To Carthage I came..."
  • Apostle of Christ
  • The living gospel
  • Becoming Martha
  • Selling lies for a living
  • Guided encounters
  • Eternal Rome
  • Milan and Ambrose
  • "Torn from my side..."
  • Greater friends
  • Plato reborn
  • Inwards and upwards
  • Sex, ambition and philosophy
  • Into the garden
  • Gentle withdrawal
  • Villa life
  • "Watering my couch with tears"
  • Augustine with Augustine
  • Born again
  • The last days of Monnica
  • Authority and love
  • Slaves of God
  • True religion
  • The reluctant priest
  • Sinners and seekers
  • Faith and error
  • "Not in rioting and drunkenness..."
  • Seat of the scornful
  • The seven steps
  • Paul and Lazarus
  • Postal contacts
  • Amazing grace
  • Food for scandal
  • Shared burdens
  • Confessing
  • The heaven of heavens
  • Epilogue.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

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 thirty 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.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox presents a beautifully written biography of one of the most influential figures in all of Christianity: Saint Augustine.