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Religions 2015, 6(1), 107-112; doi:10.3390/rel6010107

Teaching Augustine’s Confessions in the Context of Mercer’s Great Books Program

Roberts Department of Christianity, Mercer University, 1501 Mercer University Drive, Macon, GA 31201, USA
Academic Editors: Scott McGinnis and Chris Metress
Received: 16 January 2015 / Accepted: 6 February 2015 / Published: 16 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching Augustine)
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Abstract

Students in Mercer University’s Great Books program read Augustine’s Confessions in the third semester of a seven-semester sequence. Their previous reading of Greek and Roman epics and philosophical treatises as well as Biblical material equips them with a solid foundation for reading and discussing Augustine. This essay reflects on that preparation and models ways that instructors can use opening discussion questions related to those earlier readings to guide students into substantive reflection on the Confessions. View Full-Text
Keywords: Augustine; pedagogy; Core Texts/Great Books programs; History of Christianity Augustine; pedagogy; Core Texts/Great Books programs; History of Christianity
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Whitfield, B.J. Teaching Augustine’s Confessions in the Context of Mercer’s Great Books Program. Religions 2015, 6, 107-112.

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