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Augustine earlier writings by Augustine of Hippo

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Published by S.C.M.Press in London .
Written in English


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Statementselected and translated with introductions by John H.S.Burleigh.
SeriesLibrary of Christian Classics -- Vol.6
ContributionsBurleigh, John H. S.
The Physical Object
Pagination413p.,29cm
Number of Pages413
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17895535M

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Aug 23,  · About the Author Augustine, the man with upturned eye, with pen in the left hand, and a burning heart in the right (as he is usually represented), is a philosophical and theological genius of the first order, towering like a pyramid above his age, and /5(99). Book IX recounts some of the events directly following Augustine's conversion: his retirement from his secular post, his baptism with Alypius and Adeodatus, a shared vision with Monica at Ostia just before her death, and a section of praise for her. The first book of the Confessions is devoted primarily to an analysis of Augustine's life as a child, from his infancy (which he cannot recall and must reconstruct) up through his days as a schoolboy in Thagaste (in Eastern Algeria). Wasting no time in getting to the philosophical content of his autobiography, Augustine's account of his early years leads him to reflect on human origin, will and desire, . Book Summary The Confessions is a spiritual autobiography, covering the first 35 years of Augustine's life, with particular emphasis on Augustine's spiritual development and how he accepted Christianity. The Confessions is divided into 13 books. Books 1 through 9 contain Augustine's life story.

Augustine survived in his books. His habit of cataloging them served his surviving collaborators well. Somehow, essentially the whole of Augustine’s literary oeuvre survived and escaped Africa intact. Saint Augustine has plenty of history to explore -- more than years of it! In addition to its impressive roster of top-rated hotels, resorts and bed and breakfasts, St. Augustine is known for its excellent restaurants serving a variety of dishes reflecting the town's multicultural heritage. The four books of St. Augustine On Christian Doctrine (De Doctrina Christiana, iv libri) are a commend of exegetical theology to guide the reader in the understanding and interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures, according to the analogy of faith. The first three books were written A. D. ; the fourth was added Augustine's opening flourish of praise also reflects one of the three senses of "confession," that of confession of praise. The story of the Confessions is the story of Augustine's return to God, so it is appropriate that story should begin with Augustine's tribute of praise to the God he loves. In making a confession of praise, Augustine says.

St. Augustine’s Book Club; The St. Austin Review; Blogs. Rectifying Names, a blog on publishing by Bruce Fingerhut; Contact; Donate. Publisher's Council; Books Most Recent Catalogue New Books Forthcoming Books Browse Our Complete List Distributed Companies. Books New Books Forthcoming Books Browse Books Distributed Companies. About Us;. The central theme in all Augustine’s writings is the sovereign God of grace and the sovereign grace of God. Grace, for Augustine, is God’s freedom to act without any external necessity whatsoever--to . BOOK ONE In God's searching presence, Augustine undertakes to plumb the depths of his memory to trace the mysterious pilgrimage of grace which his life has been -- and to praise God for his constant and omnipotent grace. Jul 08,  · Augustine orchestrates his book in such a way that we can clearly see all three threads of action, but only if we are looking for them. A Book of Prayers. The aspect of the Confessions that I like best is the prayers that make up a large portion of the book. At any point, Augustine is capable of addressing God directly in prayer.