Augustine's Confessions : a biography / Garry Wills Wills, Garry, 1934-

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Wills, Garry, 1934-
Augustine - Saint, Bishop of Hippo - Confessiones.; Augustinus, Aurelius, 354-430.; Confessiones (Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo)
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This tells the story of the Confessions - what motivated Augustine to dictate it, how it asks to be read, and the many ways it has been misread in the one-and-a-half millennia since it was composed. Following Wills' biography of Augustine and his translation of the Confessions , this is an unparalleled introduction to one of the most important books in the Christian and Western traditions. Understandably fascinated by the story of Augustine's life, modern readers have largely succumbed to the temptation to read the Confessions as autobiography. But, Wills argues, this is a mistake.
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