Date: 397-400 C.E.

Confessions is an autobiographical work by Augustine of Hippo, consisting of 13 books written in Latin between AD 397 and 400. The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity. Its original title was Confessions in Thirteen Books, and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit. It is generally considered one of Augustine's most important texts and is widely seen as the first Western Christian autobiography ever written and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the Middle Ages.