The Converts: A Novel of Early Christianity.

First edition of Rex Warner's The Converts: A Novel of Early Christianity

The Converts: A Novel of Early Christianity.



Item Number: 126807

London: The Bodley Head, 1967.

First English edition of Warner’s fascinating reconstruction of the early life of St. Augustine in fourth century Rome and Milan. Octavo, original cloth. Very good in a very good dust jacket. Ownership inscription.

Rex Warner here involves us deeply in the moral and social issues that are as relevant today as they were in Augustine's time. Described through the imagined journal of Alypius, Augustine's greatest friend and admirer, it is a brilliant portrait of a complicated man, set in a time of political decadence but also of intellectual and religious ferment when traditional ways of government, life, and religion were changing rapidly and decisively.

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