Jean-Jacques Rousseau, "The Confessions" Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, "The Confessions"
Critiques the author's secular autobiography from a religious perspective of St. Augustine's "Confessions".
# 14345 | 1,800 words | 2 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Jul 21, 2003 in Philosophy (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity) , English (Analysis)


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This study will discuss the life of Jean-Jacques Rousseau as he examines it in his Confessions and in a way which St. Augustine would understand. The thrust of the study will be the religious component present in Augustine's own Confessions and absent from Rousseau.

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"This study will discuss the life of Jean-Jacques Rousseau as he examines it in his Confessions and in a way which St. Augustine would understand. The thrust of the study will be the religious component present in Augustine's own Confessions and absent from Rousseau. Augustine would likely have read Rousseau's work, identified with his very human failings and longings, and suggested that the French revolutionary turn to God and Jesus Christ for the solace and serenity he obviously has not found in politics, writing, philosophy, and other wholly earth-bound pursuits.

In the middle of his Confessions, Rousseau stops to assess the first thirty years of his life, and to briefly preview for the reader the next thirty years, drawing a stark comparison between the two periods..."

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