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Unique in all of literature, the Confessions combines frank and profound psychological insight into Augustine's formative years along with sophisticated and beguiling reflections on some of the most important issues in philosophy and theology. The Confessions discloses Augustine's views about the nature of infancy and the acquisition of language, his own sinful adolescence, his early struggle with the problem of evil, his conversion to Christianity, his puzzlement about the capacities of human memory and the nature of time, and his views about creation and biblical interpretation. The essays contained in this volume, by some of the most distinguished recent and contemporary thinkers in the field, insightfully explore these Augustinian themes not only with an eye to historical accuracy but also to gauge the philosophical acumen of Augustine's reflections.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Critical Essays on the Classics Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.68(d)|
About the Author
William E. Mann is Marsh Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, University of Vermont.