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Gion and believing in astrology He writes about Nebridius's role in helping to persuade him that astrology was not only incorrect but evil and St Ambrose's role in his conversion to Christianity The first nine books are autobiographical and the last four are commentary He shows intense sorrow for his sexual sins and writes on the importance of sexual morality The books were written as prayers to God thus the title based on the Psalms of David; and it begins with For Thou hast made us for Thyself and our hearts are restless till they rest in Thee The work is thought to be divisible into books which symbolize various aspects of the Trinity and trinitarian beli. 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 autobiography of St Augustine of Hippo a North African saint It is in part his life story but to me it is really his spiritual biography It is in effect a long letter from himself directed towards God explaining his path towards the divine It is the story of how Augustine went from a sinner someone who in his own words had a restless soul and disordered mind into the realm of divine knowledge and awareness It is a familiar story to anyone who has read Ibn Arabi al Ghazali or any other individuals who have counseled taking what is often referred to as the spiritual pathWhat was most notable to me about the book were how normal St Augustine and his thoughts seem by today s standards He did not want to surrender his bad habits and he did not want to be ridiculed for believing something that he d incorrectly assumed was ridiculous He wanted real knowledge and the company of his beloved friends and family He loved his mother and he wanted to do what was right in his life a life that he knew was inherently transient The book describes the process of his spiritual awakening likening it at one part to the resistance one feels to waking up in the morning and the efforts we take to remain asleep even when we know we must get up He describes the components of existence as being like the words of a sentence with one dying so the other can live and none but the highest intellect able to see the meaning of the entire sentence His heart desires to come to a place of rest rather than being in endless search for a thing that our minds cannot name The prose is beautifulThis is a book that deserves to be described as timeless because it deals with the core issues of the human condition who we are why we are here and what we must do to be enlightened peaceful and successful It is also an advised read for those who incorrectly believe that Christianity is a superficial or intellectually unstimulating religion This could not be further from the truth To me St Augustine was another Ibn Arabi an earnest seeker of the truth who found his riches by looking within As long as human beings still exist this book has something very important to say to them

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Confessiones

The Confessions of Augustine of Hippo Translated by Edward Bouverie Pusey Confessions Latin Confessiones is the name of an autobiographical work consisting of 13 books by St Augustine of Hippo written in Latin between AD 397 and AD 398 Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles Its original title was Confessions in Thirteen Books and it was composed to be read out loud with each book being a complete unit The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity It is widely seen as the first Western autobio. Are you there God It s me St Augustine

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Graphy ever written and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1000 years of the Middle Ages It is not a complete autobiography as it was written in his early 40s and he lived long afterwards producing another important work City of God It does nonetheless provide an unbroken record of his development of thought and is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries It is a significant theological work featuring spiritual meditations and insights In the work St Augustine writes about how much he regrets having led a sinful and immoral life He discusses his regrets for following the Manichaean reli. 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 s Confessions I might not agree with some of his conclusions my Christian framework Mormon would be considered a heresy by Augustine but his influence on Christianity philosophy and the West can t be ignored I read this book in little bits on Sunday during Church specifically Mormon church specifically Sacrament meeting You may notice the math doesn t work I ve spent nearly half of the year reading Augustine on Sundays 522 26 26x20 520 and Confessions is NOT 520 pages That is easily explained I have two friends a six year old Cohen and a ten year old Wes with autism They often sit with me when they struggle with the pews at Church and end up being than their parents can handle I must confess I can do amazing things on Sunday with Wes or Cohen mints or candy help but Wes Cohen Augustine never seems to work out well for Augustine Thus my progress has been slowed I think both God and Augustine wouldwill understandI must also confess that I liked the Confessions part of the book than the expositions the last 4 books my Mormon framework Zen Mormon would also be considered a heresy by most Mormons


10 thoughts on “Confessiones

  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 duri

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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 always great to read what other people's take on religion love hate and the human meaning

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    Are you there God? It's me St Augustine

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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’s Confessions I might not agree with some of his conclusions my Christian framework Mormon would be considered a heresy by Augustine but his influence on Christianity philosophy and th

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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 695 However it is deceptively short A chapter will take you two hours if you give it the attention it deserves Augustine is a circular writer He is not a bad writer he was known to be a merciless editor in fact But he goes around and around especially later on

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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 Augustine of Hippo's Confessions is like plunging into a deep dark abyss and seei

  7. says:

    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 autobiography of St Augustine of Hippo a North African saint It is in par

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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 wall was taking dicta

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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 an

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    I have read this book several times both as part of the Basic Program of Liberal Education at the University of Chicago and most recently as one of the monthly selections of a reading group in which I participat