Augustine Confessions: Augustine Confessions: Volume 1: Introduction and Text by James J. ODonnell

Augustine Confessions: Augustine Confessions: Volume 1: Introduction and Text

byJames J. ODonnell

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The Confessions of Augustine have long both demanded and eluded the sustained and serious attention to detail that a scholarly commentary can provide. The present work, which is in three volumes, seeks to supplement that lack. A revised Latin text of the Confessions in Volume I forms the basisfor a detailed line-by-line commentary (Volumes II-III) designed to elucidate the many layers of meaning in the work. Placing the emphasis primarily on exegesis, Professor O'Donnell opens up new lines of interpretation, as well as giving an abundance of fresh detail to some more familiar themes. At the same time, he clears the way for further scholarly work by furnishing the materials for others to draw on and press the task of interpretation further. A particular feature of the commentary is its attention to the influences in the Confessions of other texts of the Greek and Latin traditions- biblical, ecclesiastical, philosophical, and literary; whilst the place of the Confessions in Augustine's own life and in the history of Christian literature is also illuminated with greater precision.

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James J. O'Donnell is Provost at Georgetown University.

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Title:Augustine Confessions: Augustine Confessions: Volume 1: Introduction and TextFormat:PaperbackDimensions:287 pagesPublished:November 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660727

ISBN - 13:9780199660728

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Abbreviations and ReferencesIntroduction1. Hearing Confessions2. A reading of the Confessions3. The Confessions in Augustine's Life4. Text and CommentaryText