Augustine

Books

Faith’s ghastly legacy

A review of Dominic Erdozain

Christians fail to realize that the responsibility for rebellion against the faith lies invariably at their own door.

Books

Sorry About That, by Edwin L. Battistella

In this anecdotal study of public apology, Edwin Battistella shows that our anxieties and confusions about confession are rooted in a deeper ambiguity: the tension between the culpable self and the apologetic self.

Books

Curious, by Ian Leslie

In Ian Leslie’s telling, curiosity is far from a valued quality. Augustine, he notes, equated curiosity with temptation.