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an act of seeking expiation through another from guilt for a real or imagined transgression.


n in spiritual and psy-chological practice, a process of acknowledging, repenting, and seeking forgiveness for mistakes.

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Q. How can I confess to my girlfriend that I am bipolar? Not that it really matters, since I cannot attract a woman to save my life, but I was wondering if there is ever a good time to say, "Hey, I am bipolar" and anticipate the reaction. As a bipolar man who is looking for some love and sex, how should I handle the topic, if at all?

A. Thanks JennJ. I think you're right about the group mentality. Thanks.

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86) De arte audiendi confessiones, Consideratio 8, 10, 12, 13, 23 (Glorieux 8.
7) Loci praecipuit theologici (1559), De confessione, in Melanchthons Werke in Auswahl, ed.
70) "Peccata tua facis mea, quando mihi dicis" (Summa de Confessione, "Homilia Magistri Jacobi" [CChr 51.
89) "Sit integra et perfecta scilicet nec diuisa, nec decurtata, sed omnia uni" (Summa de confessione 40 [CChr 51.
In chapter four, entitled "The Body and the Book," she analyzes Confessiones more closely.
On the one hand, there are examples of antitheses that are ornamental and fairly isolated within a given text, such as in Book 4 of the Confessiones where Augustine muses on the death of his friend: "The lost life of those who die becomes the death of those still alive.
Among the non-English titles, I have also included Aristotle's Ethica nicomachea and Augustin's Confessiones, since they are quoted according to the original title (though an English translation is wisely added).
These 13 essays, contributed by scholars writing from the perspective of Augustine, Heidegger, or both, detail Heidegger's sources and themes as they relate to Augustine, in particularly as Heidegger interpreted Confessiones X, his thought on hermeneutic phenomenology and gnosticism, the two men's convergence and dissimilarity on desire and questioning, and the what related work of Jonas, Arendt, Gadamer and Eckhart has to say about what was a productive if sometimes adversarial relationship.