St. Augustine Essay by The Research Group

St. Augustine
This paper presents St. Augustine's opinion of pagan studies and how it relates to the design of the "Confessions".
# 71769 | 690 words | 1 source | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in History (Leaders) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (General)

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This paper examines St. Augustine's criticism of his study of classical learning. The author points out st. Augustine's disdain of classical studies because they fed his vanity, pride and ambition.

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"In Book I of the "Confessions", St. Augustine sharply criticizes his experience with what is today called classical learning. He confesses that he is not overfond of Homer but that he did enjoy Virgil. He is also fully conversant with the Roman playwrights citing ..."

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