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Recommended reading for Saint Augustine

Burton, Philip. Language in the Confessions of Augustine. Rochester and London: Oxford University Press, 2007. Print.

Recommended by Danuta Shanzer

A wonderful and comprehensible modern treatment of language in the Confessions, covering Augustine on language itself as well as the many and varied languages of the Confessions.

Brown, Peter. Augustine of Hippo. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2000. Print.

Recommended by Danuta Shanzer

The classic English-language biography, originally published in 1967. This edition contains an afterword and reconsideration of his work by Brown. A retractatio!

Chadwick, Henry. Augustine. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986. Print.

Recommended by Danuta Shanzer

Excellent very short accessible intellectual biography. Top-down rather than analytic, but insightful, clear, neutral, and sympathetic.

Chadwick, Henry. Saint Augustine: Confessions. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Print.

Recommended by Danuta Shanzer

An excellent English translation of the Confessions with fine brief scholarly notes.

Courcelle, Pierre. Recherches Sur Les Confessions De Saint Augustin. Paris: E. de Boccard, 1950. Print.

Recommended by Danuta Shanzer

Still the most learned study of many of the literary and intellectual historical problems of the Confessions. Well worth taking as a guide.

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