Confessions Author:St. Augustine, R. S. Pine-Coffin (Translator) One of the most influential religious books in the Christian tradition recalls crucial events and episodes in the author's life: his mid-fourth-century origins in rural Algeria; the rise to a lavish lifestyle at the imperial court in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recover... more »y of his Catholic faith. A detailed classic that will be important to students of religion, religious scholars, and anyone interested in the impact made by one of the most significant figures in the development of Christian thought.« less
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St. Augustine's masterful biography. When he wrote this book, he was facing and responding to a growing spread of asceticism (self-denial) in the Roman world. This account is a search for truth by a sinner who became a great saint.