Confessions

(Works of Saint Augustine)

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Considered one of the greatest Christian classics of Augustine was written with the conviction that God wanted him to make this confession. It is in fact an extended poetic passionate intimate prayer that has captivated those who have heard it fo ...Continua
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Confessioni by Aurelius Augustinus (1994)

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faith and keeps itself intact from the love of the world — Man was made in the likeness of God in that he was given the gift of reason by which he might understand God's truth — His rule over the animals is a symbol of this and of the power of spi ...Continua
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our earth is the firmament which God created on the second day — On the third day he made the earth and the sea by giving form to the formless matter which he had created before the first day — How the Heaven of Heavens differs from the material c
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BOOK IX
He resigns his appointment and goes with his friends to a country house at Cassiciacum — At Easter the following year he returns to Milan, where he is baptized — With his mother and his friends he sets out to return to Africa —
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of the Manichees and known scientific facts — Against the wishes of his mother he leaves for Rome, where he still associates with the Manichees but no longer has any firm belief in their doctrines — Instead he is attracted by the teaching of the N
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Introduction

List of Dates of Events Recorded in the Confessions

THE CONFESSIONS
BOOK I
Childhood — Augustine goes to school at Thagaste and later at Madaura — He receives some religious in

List of Dates of Events Recorded in the Confessions

THE CONFESSIONS
BOOK I
Childhood — Augustine goes to school at Thagaste and later at Madaura — He receives some religious instruction, but even when he is taken gravely ill, his baptism is deferred — He was 'a great sinner for so small a boy'

BOOK II
He spends a year at home before going to Carthage to continue his studies — The lust of adolescence — He robs a pear-tree

BOOK III
He goes to Carthage, where he abandons himself to a life of pleasure — Cicero's Hortensius inspires him with the love of philosophy — He joins the Manichees as an aspirant — His mother Monica is deeply grieved but finds consolation in a vision

BOOK IV
He becomes a teacher of rhetoric at Thagaste and takes a mistress — His interest in astrology — Grief at the death of a close friend leads him to look for consolation in the companionship of other friends at Carthage — He writes a book on Beauty and Proportion

BOOK V
Faustus, a bishop of the Manichees, comes to Carthage — Augustine's disappointment on finding that Faustus is unable to settle the discrepancies between the doctrines ...Continua

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