A sinner comes to God in one of the great works of Western literature, from perhaps the most important thinker of Christian antiquity, in a radical new translation by one of today's most highly-respected classicists.
In this intensely personal narrative, St Augustine tells the story of his sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. He describes his ascent from a humble farm to the corridors of power at the imperial court in Milan, his struggle against his own overpowering sexuality, his renunciation of secular ambition, marriage, astrology and paganism, and the recovery of the faith his mother had taught him during his childhood. Augustine's concerns are often strikingly contemporary, and the confessional mode he invented can be seen everywhere in writing today. Sarah Ruden's stunning new translation is a radical departure from its predecessors.