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Justin Rose
Oct 03, 2015 Justin Rose rated it it was amazing
This is the personal testimony of a great mind. It not only recalls Augustine's salvation story, but his theology and philosophy as well. The translation was clear with a perfect balance of idiomatic rendering.
William
Feb 28, 2016 William rated it it was ok
I read this translation more than a decade after my failed high school attempt to read a more antiquated translation that I've now forgotten. I recommend the Warner translation for its accessibility. There are moments of brilliance in this progenitor of self-help: the kind of things I'd like to copy down and quote later. However, for someone who isn't a Christian, the constant fawning and supplication to Christ is tiresome in between a few vivid personal stories of life in the declining Roman ...more
Stephen Bauer
One of the Augustinian Recollect (OAR) priests told me that this was an excellent translation. I have read this version four times. The rhetorical style seems extraordinary; how much more so it must be in Latin. On my last reading, I blogged the book, though I did not finish the blog:
http://theconfessionsofsaintaugustine...

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Reading this now... called a vivid contemporary translation; the classic autobiography of the man who journeyed from sin to sainthood.
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Rex Warner (9 March 1905 – 24 June 1986) was an English classicist, writer and translator. He is now probably best remembered for The Aerodrome (1941), an allegorical novel whose young hero is faced with the disintegration of his certainties about his loved ones and with a choice between the earthy, animalistic life of his home village and the pure, efficient, emotionally detached life of an ...more
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