In this gorgeously illustrated volume Oxford scholar Carolinne
White presents fresh translations of choice passages from the
Confessions. These extracts have been chosen to express Augustine's
wisdom and his mystical yearning for God. Lively narrative and
colorful anecdotes are interspersed with passages of great poetry
in praise of God. In the process of describing his own failings,
Augustine also gives relevant advice on how to live a Christian
In this first modern illustrated edition of the Confessions,
Augustine's words are accompanied by beautiful medieval and
Renaissance illuminations from manuscripts in the collection at the
British Library -- making this a volume to treasure for a
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