On St Augustine's "Confessiones" Book I and Modern Life


St. Augustine chronicled his early life in Book I of “Confessiones.” In it, he proposes that there was never a time when he was innocent, corrupted as he was by Original Sin, and his depiction of infancy is one of selfishness and ungratefulness for the plenty that is provided by one’s adult caretakers. His telling is from his observation of other infants and the tales of his mother and midwives, and he admits that he is extrapolating his own behavior as an infant from his understanding of other children.

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