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St. Augustine's Confessions (CliffsNotes)

St. Augustine's Confessions (CliffsNotes)

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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 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 ; to an intellectual acceptance of Christianity; and finally to an 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 commentariesCritical essaysA review section that tests your knowledgeA Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sitesClassic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Get the most from 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 links

About the Author

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

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