The journey continues! Host Jacke Wilson takes a look at one of the deepest thinkers in the Western tradition, St. Augustine (354-430 A.D.), and the literary form he pioneered and perfected. Who was Augustine? What led him to produce one of the most influential books ever written? And what can we gain from reading The Confessions today? In this first of a two-part episode, Jacke considers Augustine’s relationship to God, the impact of his studies in rhetoric on his attempts to write an autobiography, and what the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche would have made of Augustine’s description of tragedy.
The Confessions of St. Augustine (tr. Maria Boulding)
The Birth of Tragedy by Friedrich Nietzsche
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“Virtutes Vocis” and “Virtutes Instrumenti” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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