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A reader's companion to Augustine's Confessions

Author: Kim Paffenroth; Robert Peter Kennedy
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This title is a tool for teaching and studying the great Christian classic, Augustine's "Confessions". Thirteen different scholars look at each of the 13 books in the "Confessions" and interpret  Read more...

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Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustin, saint évêque d'Hippone.; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Paffenroth; Robert Peter Kennedy
ISBN: 0664226191 9780664226190
OCLC Number: 51093370
Description: vi, 282 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Kim Paffenroth, Robert P. Kennedy --
Book one: The presumptuousness of autobiography and the paradoxes of beginning / Charles T. Matthews --
Book two: Augustine's book of shadows / John C. Cavadini --
Book three: "No Changing Nor Shadow" / Todd Breyfogle --
Book four: The trappings of woe and confession of grief / James Wetzel --
Book five: The disclosure of hidden providence / Frederick J. Crosson --
Book six: Major characters and memorable incidents / Eric Plumer --
Book seven: Inner vision as the goal of Augustine's life / Phillip Cary --
Book eight: Science and the fictional conversion scene / Leo C. Ferrari --
Book nine: The emotional heart of the Confessions / Kim Paffenroth --
Book ten: The self seeking the God who creates and heals / Pamela Bright --
Book eleven: The Confessions as eschatological narrative / Robert P. Kennedy --
Book twelve: Exegesis and Confessio / Thomas F. Martin --
Book thirteen: The creation of the church as the paradigm for the Confessions / Robert McMahon.
Responsibility: edited by Kim Paffenroth and Robert P. Kennedy.

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