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St. Augustine's Confessions by William R. Cook

St. Augustine's Confessions

by William R. Cook

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12 Hrs.


If you could only take five books to a desert island, the Confessions of St. Augustine of Hippo would have to be one of them.

In St. Augustine's Confessions, Professors William R. Cook and Ronald B. Herzman lead a chapter-by-chapter—or, in Augustine's terms, "book-by-book"—analysis of one of history's most significant literary works.

Written in the 4th century C.E., the Confessions is an opportunity to explore, in one book, questions that have been addressed in many books—by the likes of Plato, Cicero, Freud, and Einstein—for more than a millennium.

How should parents raise children, and how should schools educate children? Why are we attracted to things that are forbidden, and how do we develop addictions? What is time? What is memory and what can it tell us? How can we understand God, or the nature of evil? How should we interpret Scripture? What is true friendship? How should we deal with the death of a loved one? Augustine addresses each of these issues, and many more, in a way that few thinkers have been able to equal.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: S006742
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