This review essay discusses three recent books on, and two new translations of, Augustine’s Confessions. Long appreciated for its stylistic beauty and existential profundity, the Confessions has recently become a resource for creative philosophical reflection in both the analytic and continental traditions. However, there has not been a recent theological treatment of the Confessions, a curious lacuna considering Augustine’s importance for the history of Christian doctrine. This review probes three recent works – Paul Rigby’s The Theology of Augustine’s Confessions, Gareth Matthews’ edited collection Augustine’s Confessions: Philosophy in Autobiography, and David van Dusen’s The Space of Time: A Sensualist Interpretation of Time in Augustine, Confessions X to XII – for how they in turn attempt to address, avoid, and reject the theological subject matter within the text. In each of them, a reader can discern an effort to translate Augustine’s language into a contemporary idiom that strays from traditional doctrinal location. Two new English Q2 translations by Carolyn J.-B. Hammond and Sarah Ruden demonstrate that conveying the theology within the Confessions is a challenge even at the granular level of textual translation. This review concludes by considering how this theological lacuna might be filled, considering the complexity of Augustine’s language, argument, and self-presentation that has made this text more than simply another work of theology.