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Augustine and desire

Post by Sonia Fanucchi on Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:29 pm

This is a book on Augustine and Desire that feeds into our discussion today, focusing on his attitude to the body and pleasure:
https://books.google.co.za/books?hl=en&lr=&id=VKRLAwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PA7&dq=Augustine+confessions+on+relationships&ots=iYi2-fmwk8&sig=I5QSqQ16nhWM2JDEM6BI_sEAxqk#v=onepage&q=Augustine%20confessions%20on%20relationships&f=false


You might be interested in some feminist interpretations of Augustine. Unfortunately the Confessions chapter doesn't appear to be in the preview of this book but it still provides useful background:


https://books.google.co.za/books?id=ZdzeeJYuA8oC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Augustine+confessions+women&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjNgKui5r3VAhXFthoKHSfGB1kQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepage&q=Augustine%20confessions%20women&f=false

This article draws together many of the concerns raised today - the ways in which desire, friendship and evil are interlaced in Confessions.
. You may need to access it through the university JSTOR database but here is a link in case. It is entitled "evil, friendship, and Iconic realism in Augustine's Confessions and the author is Richard. B. Miller.

http://www.jstor.org/stable/41234096?Search=yes&resultItemClick=true&searchText=Evil,&searchText=Friendship,&searchText=and&searchText=Iconic&searchText=Realism&searchText=in&searchText=Augustine%27s&searchText=%22Confessions%22&searchUri=%2Faction%2FdoBasicSearch%3FQuery%3DEvil%252C%2BFriendship%252C%2Band%2BIconic%2BRealism%2Bin%2BAugustine%2527s%2B%2522Confessions%2522%26amp%3Bacc%3Don%26amp%3Bwc%3Don%26amp%3Bfc%3Doff%26amp%3Bgroup%3Dnone&refreqid=search%3Ab0812c4cfdd6360beb3f95153b3cf78d&seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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