Like the first Hackett edition of the Augustine's Confessions , the second edition features F. J. Sheed's remarkable translation of this classic spiritual autobiography with an Introduction by noted historian of late antiquity Peter Brown. New to this edition are a wealth of notes on literary, philosophical, biblical, historical, and liturgical topics by Michael P. Foley, an Editor's Preface, a map, a timeline, paragraph numbers in the text, a glossary, and a thorough index. The text itself has been completely reset, with textual and explanatory notes placed at the foot of the page for easy reference.
F. J. Sheed was co-founder of the publishing house of Sheed & Ward. Peter Brown is the Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University. Michael P. Foley is Assistant Professor of Patristics in the Honors College, Baylor University.
Book One: The First Fifteen Years; Book Two: The Sixteenth Year; Book Three: From Sixteen to Eighteen; Book Four: From Eighteen to Twenty-Seven; Book Five: Aged Twenty-Eight; Book Six: Aged Twenty-Nine; Book Seven: Aged Thirty; Book Eight: Aged Thirty-One; Book Nine: Aged Thirty-Two; Book Ten: Augustine's Confession of His Present; Book Eleven: In the Beginning God Created (Genesis 1:1); Book Twelve: Heaven and Earth; Book Thirteen: The Days of Creation; Index.