All posts by Roberto De La Noval

Roberto J. De La Noval has his doctorate in theology from the University of Notre Dame, where he currently teaches theology. You can find more of his writing at

Sin for Its Own Sake? The Theft of the Pears and the Divine Image in Augustine’s Confessions

The complex recounting of the “theft of the pears” in Book 2 of his Confessions is often distilled into Augustine’s famous evaluation of the act: “I simply wanted to enjoy the theft for its own sake, and the sin” (nec...

/ March 29, 2021