THE CONVERSION OF ST. AUGUSTINE by Romano Guardini
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THE CONVERSION OF ST. AUGUSTINE

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It would probably be impossible to find a modern thinker and writer who is more competent to interpret the powerful mind and heart of St. Augustine than Monsignor Guardini, author of The Lord and of several studies of such profound figures as Sockrates, Pascal and Dostoevski. Those who know and love the Confessions of St. Augustine can expect to be amazed at how much more the personality and the conversion of this great religious genius will mean to them, seen through the eyes of the faith, reason and sensibility of a theologian, psychologist and literary artist of the stature of the author of this penetrating, beautiful study. Both abstract theological analysis and irrelevant psychoanalytic interpretation are avoided in favor of a concrete, existential study in religious psychology, wherein the religious character of St. Augustine's experience is handled on the specifically religious plane and in its fully personal nature. This volume is best read in conjunction with a copy of the Confessions.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1960
Publisher: Newman