Date of Award

7-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Program

English

First Advisor/Chairperson

Dr. Lynn Domina

Abstract

The concepts outlined by St. Augustine show how confessional writing leads to breaking the bonds that trap people in negativity, self-doubt, hurt, depression, grief, despair, and shame. His writing journeys through breaking the barriers pride placed on him while working to show how those barriers came into place. This thesis analyzes Augustine’s confessions through the lens of humility to show how Augustine’s revelations do more than bridge the gap between saint and sinner. They speak to the capacity of humility to define the individual in honest and practical ways. Augustine, along with many other saints and scholars of humility, holds a common appreciation for the truth that humility reveals about the human self.

Access Type

Open Access

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