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By Joanne McWilliam, Timothy Barnes, Michael A. Fahey, Peter Slater

Joanne Me William used to be professor emerita of non secular stories on the collage of Toronto. She used to be a pioneer lady within the educational learn of theology, focusing on Patristic reviews and the world over famous for her paintings on Augustine. T.D. Barnes is professor emeriti of Classics on the collage of Toronto. Rev. Dr. Michael A. Fahey, S.J. is the Dean Emeritus of the school of Theology on the college of St. Michael’s university C. Peter Slater is a professor of Divinity at Trinity university in Toronto, Ontario.

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Sores remain part of that rhetoric and constant reminder of that experience. 4 2. Among the written confessions arising out of persecution may be counted certain passages from the letters of lgnatius of Antioch, for example, and Polycarp's celebrated profession offaith before those who cast him ali\•e into a martyr's pyre. ; Slater, Peter. Augustine: From Rhetor to Theologian. Waterloo, ON, CAN: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1992. p 48. id=10139306&ppg=48 Copyright © 1992. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Apart from tbe everyday sense of simple acknowledgement or agreement, it has specific philosophical, forensic, and religious implications. In Plato's Crito, for example, it denotes rational acceptance of a debated issue, and in the passive in Aristotle's Politiu, unity between one thing and another. lOAOy\cx has to do with terms of surrender in war, and Xenoplton 's Symposium, where it denotes a majority decision. 26 And thirdly, there are the more familiar religious uses, botb pagan and in the Sepruagin~ Certain Greek mystery religions seem to have included a kind ofconfession ofsin, though according to H.

T•Jt That is to say, however much of a novel, an anatomy, or a romance a confession might be, it is in and of itSelf an implicitly reflective fonn, with as much emphasis on ideas themselves as on aniculating them in and through character and plot. Secondly, Frye reminds us how much more than other fonns of prose fiction confessional writing arises out of and is concerned with what we might call the problem of personal identity. ; Slater, Peter. Augustine: From Rhetor to Theologian. Waterloo, ON, CAN: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1992.

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