‘It is a wonderfully personal book, but not in a lurid sense like a modern confession. You get an insight into a passionate mind on a spiritual journey.’ Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford, on St Augustine’s Confessions.
“What he’s making is an incredibly modern, intimate, psychological diagnosis of the human condition.”
Simon Yarrow, Historian
“A lot of people think becoming a Christian is a decision you make. St Augustine doesn’t really think that.”
A N Wilson, Biographer
“The Confessions is a book that everybody should read. It is seminal, if you can excuse the expression.”
Susan Jacoby, Journalist
“For the reader it’s somewhat like crashing a session of classic psychoanalytic therapy: Augustine speaks, God just listens, and we overhear.”
Paula Fredriksen, Theologians & Historians of Religion
“He was a wonderful, wonderful writer and a deeply passionate man. He was very sensual.”
Richard Harries, Theologians & Historians of Religion
“It is a wonderfully personal book, but not in a lurid sense like a modern confession. You get an insight into a passionate mind on a spiritual journey.”
Carlos Eire, Historian
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