Explorations question #3

A choice for the question this week:

3a) Book IX of the Confessions completes Augustine's autobiographical account of his life to the date of the work's composition. Running with the "advertisement" reading of the text that we generated in class, what is the main thing that Augustine is advertising with this presentation of (him)self? In other words, what's the punchline?

3b) does Augustine's proligic use of the category of "sin" in his autobiographical reflections make his work more effective, or does it limit the appeal of what he has produced?

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