St. Augustine's Confessions

St. Augustine's Confessions

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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; and, a Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites. Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from "CliffsNotes" study guides.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 7.62mm | 90.72g
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0764544802
  • 9780764544804
  • 646,977

About Stacy Magedanz

Stacy Magendanz is a librarian at Cal State San Bernardino. She has authored various literature and grammar study guides.show more

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Get the most from great literature with CliffsNotes, the original study guides.Written exclusively by experienced teachers and educators, CliffsNotes are the resource of choice for today's students. These user-friendly guides make studying a snap-with visual icons flagging key themes, literary devices, and more. With hundreds of titles available in an easy-to-use format, CliffsNotes has the right guide for you.Inside you'll find valuable insights on St. Augustine's Confessions, including: ContentBrief overall synopsisChapter-by-chapter summaries and commentariesClear explanations and analysisThemesA look at Confessions as autobiographyExploration of Augustine's view of sexualityHistory and ContextOverview of St. Augustine's life and workDiscussion of the cultural, historical, and intellectual influences on St. Augustine's writingStudy Aids Review Q&As and quote IDsEssay questions and practice projectsGlossaries of key words and termsResource center of related books, articles, and internet linksshow more

Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author.Introduction to the Work.Critical Commentaries.Book 1, Chapters 1-5.Book 1, Chapters 6 and 7.Book 1, Chapters 8-11.Book 1, Chapters 12-20.Book 2, Chapters 1-3.Book 2, Chapters 4-10.Book 3, Chapters 1-5.Book 3, Chapters 6-12.Book 4, Chapters 1-3.Book 4, Chapters 4-13.Book 4, Chapters 13-16.Book 5, Chapters 1-7.Book 5, Chapters 8-14.Book 6, Chapters 1-10.Book 6, Chapters 7-16.Book 7, Chapters 1-21.Book 8, Chapters 1-4.Book 8, Chapters 5-12.Book 9, Chapters 1-7.Book 9, Chapters 8-13.Book 10, Chapters 1-25.Book 10, Chapters 26-34.Book 11, Chapters 1-31.Book 12, Chapters 1-31.Book 13, Chapters 1-38.Critical Essays.CliffsNotes Review.CliffsNotes Resource Center.Index.show more

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