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  • 24 August 2019
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    I never dreamed that one day I would finished reading a 300 page memoir written by a ancient Catholic saint See how many sai

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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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    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 Con

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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 in

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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

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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 eno

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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 dictation Since God obviously would have known Augustine's transgressions before they even occurred Augustine th

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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 seems to last only one day and additionally as per my horoscope’s indications this is not my worst fault This year wasn’t any different tha

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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 participate Like all classics it bears rereading and yields new insights each time I read it But it also is unchanging in ways that struck me when I first read it; for Augustine's Confessions seem almost modern

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The Confessions of Augustine of Hippo Translated by Edward Bouverie Pusey Confessions Latin Confessiones is the name of an autobiographical work consisting of books by St Augustine of Hippo written in Latin between AD and AD 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 autobiograph. 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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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 seeing a slither of light at the far side of the endless tunnel unaware of whether you reach it or not for Confessions is a proto existentialist work of a man attempting to achieve inner perfection in a world of material greed and spiritual emptiness Sound familiar Because these themes are universal and timeless in the eternal consciousness of manAugustine of Hippo is no stranger to this recurring trait of our species and in the first part of the poetic masterpiece he bears his fragile soul to all who dare to truly enlighten themselves This book was his attempt at addressing the painful sins of his aesthetically dangerous past and trying to rid of them through tortured prayers to God But the time had now come when I stood naked before my own eyes while my conscience upbraided me It is obvious right from the start that Augustine refuses to give the reader an easy going reading experience For a religious text it is heart wrenching at times and while offering a continually fresh perspective on Christianity and philosophy he retains a strong hold on the reader as he deconstructs his flawed nature for his suffering was also his redemption his enlightenment his forgiveness One feels his morally destructive pain in each emotional page for how can a man attempting to achieve inner perfection and a connection with God live with sorrowful reflections of sleeping with prostitutes even living with one He tears himself apart passionately describing a scene from his childhood when he stole some fruit not out of desperation but simply because it was wrong It is in my own mind then that I measure time I must not allow my mind to insist that time is something objective I must not let it thwart me because of all the different notions and impressions that are lodged in it These confessions continue well after his memoir In part two he confesses his theological and philosophical beliefs with extended theoretical examinations on the nature of man the mind the senses time Creation and its relation to God Augustine delves deep into the mind in an attempt to understand what gave Moses and Christ such inherently profound knowledge His dissections into the memory of the rational mind is examined extensively and upon reflection his agonizing search for the Truth still provides acute psychological penetration into the human soul over 1500 years on His experiments still explain some deep truths in the vast network of human thought Ironically however there was an everlastingly warm presence throughout the book for Augustine is not only talking to God he is also talking to us the reader Part memoir part philosophical and theological 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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 belief.. 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


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 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.