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Augustine: The Confessions

Gillian Clark


This short book sets the Confessions of Augustine in the social and intellectual context of late antiquity in the late fourth and early fifth centuries. Part 1 explores the world in which Augustine lived, where Roman control of western Europe was under threat from non-Roman peoples, and Roman literary and philosophical culture was challenged by educated Christians expounding their scriptures. This chapter discusses the choices Augustine made in his education in literature and rhetoric, in his career as a teacher of rhetoric and then as a bishop, and in his search for understanding of himself a ... More

Keywords: Augustine, Confessions, Autobiography, Late antiquity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781904675402
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781904675402.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gillian Clark, author

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