Maggie Morris Dr. Cummings FYS 125 13 September 2007 Journal on Confessions 1. Who is the author? The author of Confessions is St. Augustine, also known as Aurelias Augustine, or Saint Augustine of Hippo. He was born on November 13 th 354 in Algeria and died on August 28 430. Augustine grew up in a home with a Christian mother and a pagan father so he was never tied to one certain religion. He was a student of rhetoric because he wanted to perfect the art of preaching. He is considered by most as one of the fathers of the church and the founder of western Christianity. He was the framer of the concept if original sin. St Augustine was one of the most creative Roman authors who wrote more than one hundred separate works in his lifetime. One of his most famous works, Confessions, is considered the first autobiography in the world and is an account of his early life. He also wrote a book, De Civitate Dei or The City of God , which was meant to restore the faith of his fellow Christians after the attack on Rome by the
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