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Confessions

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Lesson

Augustine wrote Confessions as an autobiographical work to record his experience as a sinful youth and his experience becoming a follower of Christ.

Outline

Augustinian Philosophy

Part 2
 

II. The Confessions

A. Quote

B. The Woman (His Mistress)

1. Apocryphal Response

2. Probable Response

C. Monica

D. Translation

1. Influence of Plotinus and Neoplatonism

2. Changing of his views over time

E. Last Four Books

1. Two Meanings of "Confessions"

a. Admit sins

b. Glorify God

2. Anti-Manichean writing