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Confessions by Augustine of Hippo
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Mar 14, 2011

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I definitely preferred the Pine-Coffin translation over the Pusey translation. My hard copy was the better translation. I think the Pusey translation is from the 19th century. The run on sentences were very tedious. Some of St. Augustine's speculation and contemplation is a little tedious, but there are some very good parts too.
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Augustine of Hippo
“We are inflamed, by Thy Gift we are kindled; and are carried upwards; we glow inwardly, and go forwards. We ascend Thy ways that be in our heart, and sing a song of degrees; we glow inwardly with Thy fire, with Thy good fire, and we go; because we go upwards to the peace of Jerusalem: for gladdened was I in those who said unto me, We will go up to the house of the Lord. There hath Thy good pleasure placed us, that we may desire nothing else, but to abide there for ever.”
Augustine of Hippo, Confessions


Reading Progress

March 14, 2011 – Started Reading
March 14, 2011 – Shelved
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March 30, 2014 – Finished Reading

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