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By Joanne McWilliam, Timothy Barnes, Michael A. Fahey, Peter Slater

Joanne Me William used to be professor emerita of spiritual stories on the college of Toronto. She used to be a pioneer lady within the educational research of theology, focusing on Patristic reports and across the world famous for her paintings on Augustine. T.D. Barnes is professor emeriti of Classics on the collage of Toronto. Rev. Dr. Michael A. Fahey, S.J. is the Dean Emeritus of the college of Theology on the collage of St. Michael’s collage C. Peter Slater is a professor of Divinity at Trinity collage in Toronto, Ontario.

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Rona: about the gateways oflhe senses: ~ell me otmy God~ since you are not he. made us ... My question was my gazing upon them and their answer was their beauty. And you, who are you?.. And I answttcd: "A Qlan. ; Slater, Peter. Augustine: From Rhetor to Theologian. Waterloo, ON, CAN: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1992. p 33. id=10139306&ppg=33 Copyright © 1992. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. S. or applicable copyright law. Steinhauser · The Literary Unity of the Confessions •3 one exterior, one interior.

Id=10139306&ppg=31 Copyright © 1992. Wilfrid Laurier University Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. S. or applicable copyright law. Steinhauser · The Liurary Unity of the Confessions 21 Ten years later at age rwenry-six he was much more speculative: Quid est ITfO pulchruml Ec quid"" pulchricudQl "What then is beautiful? " 38 In book four Augustine states that as a young man he had discussed such questions with his friends. These thotJ8htful inquiries occasioned the writing of his work on beauty and proponion.

12 Thus he derives a host of other confessional forms from Augustine's autobiography. he distinctive characreristics of confes.. sionaJliterature. This leaves us with two further sets of significant remarks from Frye, both having as much to do with the matter as 1vith the method of confessional writing. t•Jt That is to say, however much of a novel, an anatomy, or a romance a confession might be, it is in and of itSelf an implicitly reflective fonn, with as much emphasis on ideas themselves as on aniculating them in and through character and plot.

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