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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: February 2020

6 - Sin and Concupiscence

from Part II - Main Themes and Topics

Summary

Analyzing the work book by book, this essay discusses the many aspects of sin and concupiscence in Augustine’s “Confessions.” It leads to the conclusion that confessio in the sense of confession of sexual sins is an essential feature of the title and contents of Augustine’s most famous writing.