Augustine

Conversions to Confessions

by Robin Lane Fox

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  • 9780465022274
  • 9780465061570
"This narrative of the first half of Augustine's life conjures the intellectual and social milieu of the late Roman Empire with a Proustian relish for detail." --New York Times

In Augustine, celebrated historian Robin Lane Fox follows Augustine of Hippo on his journey to the writing of his Confessions. Unbaptized, Augustine indulged in a life of lust before finally confessing and converting. Lane Fox recounts Augustine's sexual sins, his time in an outlawed heretical sect, and his gradual return to spirituality. Magisterial and beautifully written, Augustine is the authoritative portrait of this colossal figure at his most thoughtful, vulnerable, and profound.

  • Basic Books; November 2015
  • ISBN: 9780465061570
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Augustine
  • Author: Robin Lane Fox
  • Imprint: Basic Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780465022274
  • 9780465061570

In The Press

Winner of the 2016 Wolfson History Prize


About The Author


Robin Lane Fox is a university reader in ancient history and an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford. The author of several books, Fox lives in Oxford, England.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780465022274
  • 9780465061570