The Augustine Sampler
“Augustine of Hippo is not only one of the three or four most important players in the history of the Church, he’s a pivotal figure in the entire development of Western civilization”. Bishop Robert Barron
The Augustine Sampler is a perfect way for you to begin to experience the writings of the great Saint Augustine. In this offer, you receive The Confessions Pocket Edition and The City of God, Abridged Edition--Augustine’s two most popular works in easy-to-read formats.
The Augustine Sampler includes:
- The Confessions: Augustine undertook his greatest piece of writing with the conviction that God wanted him to make this confession. The book in fact is an extended poetic, passionate and intimate prayer. Bishop Barron says Maria Boulding’s translation “reads like a novel.
- The City of God, Abridged Edition: Along with his Confessions, The City of God is undoubtedly St. Augustine's most influential work; however, at over 900 pages, the complete City of God can be daunting to try to read. This wonderful abridged edition, using the magnificent English translation of William Braddock, is “highly recommended...for individual students, clergy, and non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject."- Midwest Book Review
"There are many good translations, but I must commend the Benedictine Sr. Maria Boulding whose New City Press translation is exquisitely attentive to the sacrificial dimensions of Augustine’s theology.” C.C. Pecknold - The Catholic Herald
"Boulding's fresh new translation of this classic captures the essence of Augustine's struggle to integrate faith and understanding as his heart seeks to rest in God.” Publishers Weekly, RBL
"Augustine's Confessions has been much translated: but it is no exaggeration to say that Sister Maria Boulding's version is of a different level of excellence from practically anything else on the market.” Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury
"A whole new generation should fall in love with one of Christendom's greatest works, thanks to Maria Boulding.” Catholic Library World
“This is a magnificent new translation of The City of God, sure to be welcomed by readers of Augustine old and new. It is certainly worthy of a place among the great translations of this work, offering an eminently readable and accurate rendition. One forgets one is reading a translation -- isn't that the goal of all great translating? Highly recommended. “ John Cavadini, Professor of Theology and Director of the Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame
About the Author
Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After becoming a Christian he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa, where he was influential in civil and church affairs. His more than 100 books, 200 letters and 500 sermons have left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture. His classic and best-selling works include The Confessions, The Trinity, The City of God, and Teaching Christianity.
|Publication Date||Apr 1, 2020|