Unique in all of literature, the Confessions combines frank and profound psychological insight into Augustine's formative years along with sophisticated and beguiling reflections on some of the most important issues in philosophy and theology. The essays contained in this volume, by some of the most distinguished recent and contemporary thinkers in the field, insightfully explore Augustinian themes not only with an eye to historical accuracy but also to gauge the philosophical acumen of Augustine's reflections.
William E. Mann is Marsh Professor of Intellectual and Moral Philosophy, University of Vermont.
Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. The Philosopher in the Crib Chapter 4 2. Word Learning and Theory of Mind Chapter 5 3. Augustine on the Teacher Within Chapter 6 4. Petit Larceny, the Beginning of All Sin: Augustine's Theft of the Pears Chapter 7 5. Augustine on Evil and Original Sin Chapter 8 6. The Divine Nature Chapter 9 7. Suffering Love Chapter 10 8. Augustine's Griefs Chapter 11 9. God's Speaking and Augustine's Conversion Chapter 12 10. On Being Morally Responsible in a Dream Chapter 13 11. The Book of Memory Chapter 14 12. Time, Mysticism, and Creation Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 About the Editor and Authors