What Augustine Didn’t Confess: Public Lecture to take place on January 30
On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, University Professor of Classics at Georgetown University, James O’Connell, will deliver a lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Global Scholars Hall 123. The lecture will be open to the public, and on the subject of Saint Augustine. The Confessions of Saint Augustine is the oldest autobiography in the Western world. But no autobiographer tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. We know enough about Augustine to fill in the gaps in his most important book, and he turns out to be more complex and interesting than we suspected. Can he still be called a saint?
This lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, Ira E. Gaston Bequest, Oregon Humanities Center, Phi Beta Kappa Alpha Chapter of Oregon, Robert Donald Clark Honors College, University Housing, and the UO Libraries.