June 03, 2007

Impassioned Reading from Augustine

If you have yet to listen to one of Father Zuhlsdorf's PODCAzTs, todays, is, IMHO, his best one yet. Father has a very emotional reading of a well known passage of St. Augustine's Confessions


Blogger Ray from MN said...

That was a great podcast.

Where does he find the time? And he does them so very professionally.

Thanks for the tip, Cathy.

June 03, 2007 4:11 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

If anyone could point me to what passage, in particular, he read, I'd appreciate it...I'm hard of hearing and so I can't really listen to podcasts all that well. Thanks!

June 03, 2007 7:21 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

emily: Father reads from Book 10, Chapters XXVI thru the first sentence of Chapter XXIX.

I asked Father on his blog what translation he is reading or if he's translating it from Latin himself. Father's translation is FAR better then the English version I have.

He has not replied yet.

June 03, 2007 7:52 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I would love to find a really good translation of the Confessions. The one I have is less than fabulous.

June 03, 2007 8:56 PM  
Blogger Ray from MN said...

One of the great resources for expanding one's library is "library book sales."

They have them regularly at most libraries as they remove contributions, duplicates and rarely used books from their collections.

Many of these books can be purchased for a dollar or less.

Many people have donated their copies of the volumes of The Great Books of the Western World to libraries and these qualify as duplicates in most cases.

I have a copy of St Augustine's "The Confessons", "The City of God" and "On Christian Doctrine" in one volume (#18) of the Great Books.

I think I paid a quarter for it. Wonderful binding. 698 pages.

I don't know how "great" the translation is, but if it satisfied Mortimer Adler and Robert Hutchins, it can't be too bad. Just as a hint, the old English conventions of "Thee, Thy and Thou" are used in the translation.

June 04, 2007 5:14 PM  

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