110 - Life and Time: Augustine's Confessions

Posted on 6 January 2013

Augustine’s life story is related in the Confessions, a work that combines autobiography, theology, and metaphysical discussions of the nature of time.

Further Reading

• Augustine, Confessions, trans. H. Chadwick (Oxford: 1991).

• Augustine, Confessions, trans. F.J. Sheed (Indianapolis: 1993).


• P. Brown, Augustine of Hippo (Berkeley: 1969).

• H. Chadwick, Augustine (New York: 1986).

• C. Kirwan, Augustine (London: 1989).

• R.A. Markus (ed.), Augustine: A Collection of Critical Essays (Garden City NY: 1972).

• J.J. O’Donnell, Augustine: a New Biography (New York: 2005).

• J.M. Rist, Augustine (Cambridge: 1994).

• E. Stump and N. Kretzmann (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Augustine (Cambridge: 2001).

• R. Teske, Paradoxes of Time in St Augustine (Milwaukee: 1996).

• M. Vessey (ed.), A Companion to Augustine (London: 2012).


Thomas Mirus 25 February 2015

I enjoyed all the Miles Davis puns in this one... also, I've been working on my funk rhythms and an earlier episode reminded me to pick up In the Jungle Groove, which I've been listening to for the past few days.

Right, but it does go both ways, since in the lyrics he warns women:

Sister, when you love your man, be careful how you tell him that
He will put you back in a corner and use you like a Sunday hat

(Probably my favorite James Brown lyric so far, just because I like the Sunday hat metaphor.)

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