The Confessions of Augustine have lengthy either demanded and eluded the sustained and severe awareness to element scholarly remark offers. the current paintings, that's in 3 volumes, seeks to complement that lack. A revised Latin textual content of the Confessions in quantity I types the root for an in depth line-by-line remark (Volumes II-III) designed to explain the various layers of which means within the paintings. putting the emphasis totally on exegesis, Professor O'Donnell opens up new traces of interpretation, in addition to giving an abundance of unpolluted aspect to a few extra universal subject matters. while, he clears the best way for extra scholarly paintings via furnishing the fabrics for others to attract on and press the duty of interpretation extra. a specific characteristic of the statement is its awareness to the affects within the Confessions of alternative texts of the Greek and Latin traditions - biblical, ecclesiastical, philosophical, and literary; while where of the Confessions in Augustine's personal existence and within the background of Christian literature can also be illuminated with higher precision.
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