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How to read the Confessions of Augustine

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The Confessions, composed by the bishop of Hippo in the late fourth century CE, is often claimed to be the first Western autobiography – but it is not the first, and the autobiographical passages constitute only a small percentage of the whole. It is, however, one of the most spiritually creative and intellectually original works ever written. How, then, should we read this anomalous work? And why?

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