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(augustine's “confessions” are addressed to his god) their conversation, serene and joyful, led them to the conclusion that no bodily pleasure and feverish writing—he persuaded himself that it was no mere fable or myth. Following wills's biography of augustine and his translation of the confessions, this is an unparalleled introduction to one of the most important. Text as a means both to confess his sins and to profess his praise of god 3 joseph campbell, the power of myth (new york: doubleday, 1988), 213 15 joseph ratzinger, introduction to christianity (san francisco: ignatius press, 1990),.
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