What is it about?

This is Foucault's book on confession in early Christianity. The review situates it in the overall History of Sexuality project and shows how it is key to understanding volumes two and three. Its publication was long delayed because of Foucault's untimely death.

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Why is it important?

The full import of Foucault's final work cannot he understood without this project.


This review complements my recent book, Foucault's Seminars on Antiquity: Learning to Speak the Truth (Bloomsbury).

Carolina Distinguished Professor Paul Allen Miller
University of South Carolina

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This page is a summary of: Confessions of the Flesh: Between Pleasure and Sexuality, symplokē, January 2021, Project Muse,
DOI: 10.1353/sym.2021.0042.
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