Augustine's Confessions Research Paper

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Augustine’s Confessions are an autobiographical piece of literature that examines Augustine’s life and how he came to be the Christian man that he is today. He begins at childbirth with his first book, then proceeds to describe his spiritual and emotional experiences that he has during his lifetime through the succeeding books. What struck me as unique and interesting about this piece is that such a holy man like Augustine has a lengthy list of sinful wrongdoings. Throughout the Confessions the reader sees how reckless Augustine is during his adolescent years. Most people, when they think of holy people think of righteous members of society who have done little to no wrongdoings. Augustine challenges this notion through this piece of literature.

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