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.