[Reading] ➻ The Confessions of St Augustine By Augustine of Hippo – Agedanna.info

The Confessions of St Augustine Augustine S Confessions Is One Of The Most Influential And Most Innovative Works Of Latin Literature Written In The Author S Early Forties In The Last Years Of The Fourth Century AD And During His First Years As A Bishop, They Reflect On His Life And On The Activity Of Remembering And Interpreting A Life Books I IV Are Concerned With Infancy And Learning To Talk, Schooldays, Sexual Desire And Adolescent Rebellion, Intense Friendships And Intellectual Exploration Augustine Evolves And Analyses His Past With All The Resources Of The Reading Which Shaped His Mind Virgil And Cicero, Neoplatonism And The Bible This Volume, Which Aims To Be Usable By Students Who Are New To Augustine, Alerts Readers To The Verbal Echoes And Allusions Of Augustine S Brilliant And Varied Latin, And Explains His Theological And Philosophical Questioning Of What God Is And What It Is To Be Human The Edition Is Intended For Use By Students And Scholars Of Latin Literature, Theology And Church History


About the Author: Augustine of Hippo

Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis, in English Augustine of Hippo, also known as St Augustine, St Austin, was bishop of Hippo Regius present day Annaba, Algeria He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity According to his contemporary Jerome, Augustine established anew the ancient Faith In his early years he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo Platonism of Plotinus After his conversion to Christianity and his baptism in 387, Augustine developed his own approach to philosophy and theology, accommodating a variety of methods and different perspectives He believed that the grace of Christ was indispensable to human freedom, and he framed the concepts of original sin and just war When the Western Roman Empire was starting to disintegrate, Augustine developed the concept of the Catholic Church as a spiritual City of God in a book of the same name , distinct from the material Earthly City His thoughts profoundly influenced the medieval worldview Augustine s City of God was closely identified with the Church, the community that worshiped the Trinity In the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion, he is a saint and pre eminent Doctor of the Church Many Protestants, especially Calvinists, consider him to be one of the theological fathers of the Protestant Reformation due to his teaching on salvation and divine grace In the Eastern Orthodox Church he is also considered a saint He carries the additional title of Blessed Among the Orthodox, he is called Blessed Augustine or St Augustine the Blessed.



10 thoughts on “The Confessions of St Augustine

  1. says:

    I never dreamed that one day I would finished reading a 300 page memoir written by a ancient Catholic saint See, how many saints who lived during the first millennium have written himself a memoir I twice tried to read The Ho


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    I am going to take my time with this book It d be the first time I read this sort of thing just for the joy of it I m just a bit familiar with St Augustine and while I know this can be a hard read due to my personal beliefs, it is alw


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    This experience sufficiently illuminates the truth that free curiosity has greater power to stimulate learning than rigorous coercion. Augustine, ConfessionsSublime and OriginalI can t believe it has taken me so long to read Augustine


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    Chadwick s translation of Augustine s Confessions note that this is a confession to God, while read by men is one of the best It is not costly in a monetary sense new it is a mere 6.95 However, it is deceptively short A chapter will take you two hours


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    Are you there God It s me, St Augustine.


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    Day after day I postponed living in you, but I never put off the death which I died each day in myself I longed for a life of happiness but I was frightened to approach it in its own domain and yet, while I fled from it, I still searched for it Reading Augustin


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    I suspect most people today would not imagine that they have much in common with a Christian saint who lived over 1500 years ago Remarkably enough however if they read this book I think they d find much to relate to, just as I did The Confessions is the famous autobiograp


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    It was slow, it was dense, and it was militantly Christian So why is that The Confessions is such an unavoidably fascinating work Augustine appears here as a fully realized person, with all the good and the bad that that implies it s as if the book was a conversation with God and a fly on the wal


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    Due to unknown and mysterious reasons, each and every year, chiefly on Labour day at my side always celebrated on 1st May and of course a day off , I seem to fall under a moral paralysis, while suffering a bit of nervous physical inability, which converts me into the laziest person ever Fortunately, this


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