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Augustine and the Confessions

Lecture no. 1 from the course: St. Augustine's Confessions

 Augustine and the Confessions

Taught by Professor William R. Cook and 1 others | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Lecture 1 introduces the course plan: a close reading of Augustine's Confessions in the contexts of his time and ours. Why are we still reading the Confessions in the 21st century, and how should we read the text in translation? The professors explain what translation they are using for this course, and why.


August 21, 2015
Dr. Cook is terrific from this 2003 vintage presentation; great if still available