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St. Augustine's Confessions
Contributor(s): Magedanz, Stacy (Author)

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ISBN: 0764544802     ISBN-13: 9780764544804
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
OUR PRICE: $6.37  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: March 2004

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  • Brief overall synopsis
  • Chapter-by-chapter summaries and commentaries
  • Clear explanations and analysis


  • A look at Confessions as autobiography
  • Exploration of Augustine's view of sexuality

History and Context

  • Overview of St. Augustine's life and work
  • Discussion of the cultural, historical, and intellectual influences on St. Augustine's writing

Study Aids

  • Review Q&As and quote IDs
  • Essay questions and practice projects
  • Glossaries of key words and terms
  • Resource center of related books, articles, and internet links

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Study Aids | Book Notes
Dewey: 270.2
LCCN: 2004101618
Series: Cliffsnotes Literature Guides
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 5.5" W x 8.4" (0.30 lbs) 92 pages
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Table of Contents
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

"CliffsNotes on St. Augustine's Confessions" takes you on a story of conversion - actually several conversions: to Manichaeism; to the pursuit of truth; to an intellectual acceptance of Christianity; and finally to an emotional acceptance of Christian faith,"" The "Confessions" is in one sense Augustine's personal story, but it is also a mythological work about humanity's quest to discover true peace and satisfaction.

Examine the many layers of this masterpiece with help from a study guide you can trust. You'll also gain insight into the background and influences of the author. Other features that help you study include Chapter by chapter summaries and commentaries Critical essays A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

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Contributor Bio(s): Magedanz, Stacy: - STACY MAGEDANZ is a reference librarian at California State University, San Bernardino. She has authored various literature and grammar study guides.
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