The Confessions

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: N.A



Page: 462

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Author: Thomas Docherty

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849666792

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on This book explores what is at stake in our confessional culture. Thomas Docherty examines confessional writings from Augustine to Montaigne and from Sylvia Plath to Derrida, arguing that through all this work runs a philosophical substratum - the conditions under which it is possible to assert a confessional mode - that needs exploration and explication. Docherty outlines a philosophy of confession that has pertinence for a contemporary political culture based on the notion of 'transparency'. In a postmodern 'transparent society', the self coincides with its self-representations. Such a position is central to the idea of authenticity and truth-telling in confessional writing: it is the basis of saying, truthfully, 'here I take my stand'. The question is: what other consequences might there be of an assumption of the primacy of transparency? Two areas are examined in detail: the religious and the judicial. Docherty shows that despite the tendency to regard transparency as a general social and ethical good, our contemporary culture of transparency has engendered a society in which autonomy (or the very authority of the subject that proclaims 'I confess') is grounded in guilt, reparation and victimhood.


Author: Saint Augustine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916559

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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The son of a pagan father and a Christian mother, Saint Augustine spent his early years torn between conflicting faiths and world views. His Confessions, written when he was in his forties, recount how, slowly and painfully, he came to turn away from his youthful ideas and licentious lifestyle, to become instead a staunch advocate of Christianity and one of its most influential thinkers. A remarkably honest and revealing spiritual autobiography, the Confessions also address fundamental issues of Christian doctrine, and many of the prayers and meditations it includes are still an integral part of the practice of Christianity today.

Augustine's Confessions

Author: William E. Mann

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742570983

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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Unique in all of literature, the Confessions combines frank and profound psychological insight into Augustine's formative years along with sophisticated and beguiling reflections on some of the most important issues in philosophy and theology. The essays contained in this volume, by some of the most distinguished recent and contemporary thinkers in the field, insightfully explore Augustinian themes not only with an eye to historical accuracy but also to gauge the philosophical acumen of Augustine's reflections.

Conflicts, Confessions, and Contracts

Author: Elizabeth Hardman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004329684

Category: History

Page: 272

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Elizabeth Hardman uses notarial records from the 1480s to explore the nature of criminal and civil justice at the bishop’s court of Carpentras and compare it to other secular and ecclesiastical courts.

New York Confessions, 2015 Edition

Author: John Brunetti

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 1632831228

Category: Law

Page: 1755

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Written for both lawyers and judges, New York Confessions, 2015 Edition offers complete coverage of admissibility and exclusion of a defendant's statements under New York law and is divided into three sections: • Admissibility and Suppression of a Defendant's Statement: Part 1 covers the Miranda rule, New York's right to counsel rules, traditional involuntariness, statements derived from unlawful conduct, and Criminal Procedure Law section 60.45 • Statement Suppression Litigation: Part 2 covers notice requirements under the Criminal Procedure Law, motion papers, responses and orders granting hearings, suppression hearings, burden of proof, courtroom closure, rules of evidence, discovery, reopening of suppression hearings, and appeals from suppression rulings. • Use of a Defendant's Statements at Trial: Part 3 covers express admissions, implied and adoptive admissions, admissions by counsel, the rule of fairness, redaction, use of statements made in a courtroom, use of guilty pleas, use of silence, use of suppressed statements for impeachment purposes, and litigation of the voluntariness of a defendant's statements before the jury. This handy resource also includes a timeline setting out the chronological development of the law of confessions. The eBook versions of this title feature links to Lexis Advance for further legal research options.

Soul Searching Confessions

Author: Phyllis 'The Jackson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453562697

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Confessions of a Frat Girl

Author: Abigail Davies

Publisher: Abigail Davies


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Confession One: Musical theatre and chess were my true loves. I was a mixture of nerd and drama queen. I liked to think of myself as raspberry ripple ice cream. The perfect combination of sauce to creamy goodness. Confession Two: I was an adaptable kind of girl. Until it came to my dreams. Four years of hard work and I finally got into the college I’d fantasized about since I was a little girl. But sometimes things didn’t work out how you wanted them to. One incident—and a Viking helmet—was all it took to have my aspirations snatched away at the end of my first year. And now I was here. In a state I hated. A second college I didn’t want to go to. But no other choices available. Confession Three: Alcohol was the enemy. All I wanted was to blow off some steam before I met my new fate. To let loose, and have a little fun. I was never meant to wake up in a hot guys bed and not remember how I got there. Confession Four: He was my new roommate. Running out of his house the morning after the night before was the last time I was meant to see him. I could forget it ever happened and start my sophomore year unscathed. Until I found out he was my new roommate...along with another thirty guys. I was the new frat girl in town, and life was about to get a whole lot of messy.