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St. Augustine's Confessions

Analyze one of the foundational texts of both Christianity and Western philosophy in this course that covers St. Augustine's most impactful work.

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r********m
August 21, 2017

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d********m
August 5, 2017

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T********m
May 5, 2014
As other reviewers have pointed out, this course would probably work best for those who are reading the Confessions at the same time. I took this course to “fill in a blank” in my college reading, as I have done with the Iliad, Aeneid, etc. But it was slow going, and didn’t keep my interest kindled. I already knew a fair amount about Augustine’s theology via Luther and Calvin, but I only had a sketchy idea about his life. The professors DID provide that information, but I think it could have been done more economically. Twenty-four lectures was a big investment of my time. I took the audio version of the course. This was my first “tag team” teaching experience from TGC. The profs clearly know each other and the topic very well, but I have to confess that neither one of them has what we might call a “radio voice.” Dr. Herzman’s voice in particular would be best taken in small doses. I would only recommend this to students who are truly interested in delving into Augustine; it is not for the casual listener. In sum, I would recommend you follow the advice Augustine once received: “Take and read” while you listen.

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