Augustine's Confessions
RELI E-1421 (24537)
Spring 2016
Charles Marshall Stang ThD, Professor of Early Christian Thought, Harvard Divinity School
Location: Sever Hall 211
Meeting Time: Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The aim of this course is to introduce students to Augustine's Confessions, perhaps the most famous work of Christian theology, in which he narrates his early life and conversion to Christianity. This seminar introduces students to the life of Augustine, but focuses on a close reading of the Confessions in English translation, attending to such questions as: what is a confession and how does it relate to autobiography? How are we best to understand this text, as a work of theology, philosophy, or literature (or is that division even helpful)?
Note: On campus only.

Noncredit credit $800, undergraduate credit $1,350, graduate credit $2,400.