The Confessions of Saint Augustine (Pilkington)

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The Confessions of Saint Augustine (398)
by Augustine of Hippo, translated by J. G. Pilkington
Augustine of Hippo161702The Confessions of Saint Augustine398J. G. Pilkington

St. Aurelius Augustin
Bishop of Hippo
The Confessions of St. Augustine
In Thirteen Books

Translated and Annotated by
J.G. Pilkington, M.A.,

Vicar of St. Mark’s, West Hackney; And Sometime Clerical Secretary of theBishop of London’s Fund.

“Thou hast formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.”—Confessions, i. 1.

“The joy of the solemn service of Thy house constraineth to tears, when it is read of Thy younger son [Luke xv. 24] ‘that he was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’”—Ibid. viii. 6.


This work was published before January 1, 1929, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.

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