The Confessions

Saint Augustine

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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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