The Digital Augustine Library
This summer, Brandon Vogt on his blog the Thin Veil, created a list on his blog “Building a Catholic eBook Library on the Cheap.” He could have easily included his book, The Church and New Media on that list. Well I downloaded it immediately on Kindle, and finally finished it, it is a good read for those interested.
However, I wrote this, in response, because for serious readers of Saint Augustine of Hippo, you are going to want to spend a few extra dollars on a better translation of his famous works. The fact is, there are translations of Augustine’s Confessions which are under public domain, and cost cheap. There are several works of Augustine that can be purchased for under $10.
In the past twenty years, American Augustinian scholars of Augustine, like John Rotelle OSA, Daniel Doyle OSA, and Goerge Lawless OSA, as well as English speaking scholars like Maria Boulding OSB, Edmund Hill OP, Boniface Ramsey OP, and many others have been publishing several of Augustine’s works on New City Press. The only exception is Augustine’s famous City of God, which is available in many modern translations, (and old public domain translations). As a result, New City Press has not published an additional version. I have included a link from Amazon to my preferred translation, which is also the only one above $10.
A few of these works from Augustine on New City Press have already come out on Kindle, and I believe more books will be released on Kindle. So I decided to compile a list of these works, and update it in the future when more of these works have become available in eBook format.
On the Trinity
City of God
The Augustine Catechism - The Enchidirion on Faith Hope and Love
Trilogy on Faith and Happiness
Homilies on the First Letter of Saint John
Below, I have also linked a few of the other works available through New City Press, which are currently available in paperback, and are considerably pricier.
Instructing Beginners in the Faith
Homilies on the Gospel of John
Selected Writings on Grace and Pelagianism
Marriage and Virginity