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Religions 2015, 6(1), 113-121;

Augustine, Addiction and Lent: A Pedagogic Exercise

Department of Theology/Religious Studies, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510, USA
Academic Editors: Scott McGinnis and Chris Metress
Received: 20 January 2015 / Revised: 12 February 2015 / Accepted: 13 February 2015 / Published: 25 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Teaching Augustine)
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The article describes a series of pedagogic exercises developed to help students in a General Education course at a Jesuit university to engage fruitfully with Augustine’s Confessions in a way that will facilitate and deepen their understanding of a classic text of the Western tradition and, at the same time, promote their personal formation in keeping with the goals of Ignatian pedagogy. 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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