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A Critical Analysis of "The Confessions of St. Augustine"
An analysis and discussion of "The Confessions of St. Augustine".
# 140338 | 8,750 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (World) , Philosophy (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper posits that knowing Augustine as a church leader and a saint, it would be almost impossible to believe that St. Augustine began his life as a pagan without having read his Confessions. According to the paper, Augustine was a strong and wise man who, for all his strength and wisdom, was frequently consumed by doubts in his search for perfection. The paper suggests that perhaps this quest for perfection came because he perceived his fall to be so low, that the only way to redeem himself would be to seek impossible heights. The paper asserts that even today, St. Augustine is a thinker like few others in the church, and with good reason, his works have endured for centuries after his death.

From the Paper:

"To the student of history, the early life of Saint Augustine provides a close look at life in the fourth and fifth century A.D. To the student of Christianity, it is a dramatic tale of a life brought to God from paganism. By any account, The Confessions of Saint Augustine is a complex study of a single man's life. Although it does not cover the majority of his life, describing events only until St. Augustine is in his forties, it offers the reader an in-depth view at his early and middle life. The single publication that forms "The Confessions of Saint Augustine", with which we are familiar was not written in that form. Rather, it was..."

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