Augustine never thought of God without thinking of his sin, nor of his sin without thinking of Christ St Augustine grates hard against the anatomy of evil while dealing succinctly and honestly with his own proneness toward sin From his infatuation with its initial beauty to the discounting of his previously wasted life, Augustine leaves little to the imagination rega Augustine never thought of God without thinking of his sin, nor of his sin without thinking of Christ St Augustine grates hard against the anatomy of evil while dealing succinctly and honestly with his own proneness toward sin From his infatuation with its initial beauty to the discounting of his previously wasted life, Augustine leaves little to the imagination regarding his need to be saved from himself.Most of Augustine s Confessions are spent in a nearly catastrophe tug of war From insult and injury to passion, lost love, and the arts this work leads through and beyond a world where God s timing is absolutely perfect Nothing has really changed since then Sin is still sin and God is still God.Moody ClassicsOf all the factors influencing our spiritual growth and development, pivotal books play a key role Learning from those who have walked the path and fought the fight brings wisdom and strengthens resolve And hearing the familiar chords of kingdom living sung by voices from other times can penetrate cultural barriers that limit our allegiance to the King To this end, Moody Publishers is honored to introduce the first six volumes in what is to be an ongoing series of spiritual classics Selected for their enduring influence and timeless perspective, these new editions promise to shape the lives of spiritual pilgrims for generations to come.
The Confessions of St Augustine Augustine never thought of God without thinking of his sin nor of his sin without thinking of Christ St Augustine grates hard against the anatomy of evil while dealing succinctly and honestly with hi
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 Holy Bible once in English and once in Tagalog from cover to cover but failed I just got distracted by too many details and hard to remember names and ancient places and I could not appreciate what were all those characters are doing Excuses, excuses They say that reading The [...]
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 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 the last chapters of the book when he is wondering a [...]
Are you there God It s me, St Augustine.
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 attemptin [...]
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 thus has nothing to hide in this personal narrative, or at least makes it appea [...]
I can t really rate this one but it was certainly interesting not my favorite though.
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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 in the telling with a psychological perspective that brings his emotional growth alive a [...]
Why then should I be concerned for human readers to hear my confessions It is not they who are going to heal my sicknesses The human race is inquisitive about other people s lives, but negligent to correct their own I was very excited to read this book Confessions by St Augustine Having been an inspiration to so many including John Calvin, Martin Luther and so many others It is a memoir like few others One of the first of its kind In that fact alone my curiosity was peaked To read of a life from [...]
I used to hate Augustine of Hippo I found him too anxious, too focused on the sexual sins he was sure he was committing, and too sure about the fallen nature of human beings The Confessions changed all that for me It s like how when you meet someone you can t judge them in the same way any The Confessions helped me understand that Augustine like everyone was trying to understand his life, his place in the world, and his motivations for doing things Most importantly, The Confessions helped me un [...]
Poderia chamar se A Convers o, porque mais do que confessar os seus pecados, ainda que o fa a, Agostinho tra a a hist ria da sua pr pria personagem, em jeito de autobiografia, dando conta do lugar comum de onde veio, igual ao de tantos outros, pejado dos mesmos dilemas, dos mesmos pecados, a partir do qual conseguiu, por meio de uma escolha profundamente refletida e munida de vontade, transformar se, libertar se, para chegar a Deus Assim, meu Deus, a confissa o que fac o em tua presenc a, e e na [...]
Confessions is the type of book with a heavy dynamic caliber that it should be read slow, thoughtfully, and with a highlighter Saint Augustine doe not hold back in his shortcomings He paints a black, very personal, wicked youth He confesses all and bares his soul The passages about his mother were extremely soulful revealing the man as an affectionate son He writes with hopeful authority yet in a humble voice and always in a way that I could relate with it in today s hectic pace His style was un [...]
St Augustine s Confessions is such a lovely and honest book I d recommend it to everyone, if people who aren t remotely religious It s one of those works that really manages to encapsulate certain feelings and articulate them in ways that are clear but also sort of startling in their clarity, saying obvious things in ways you d never quite thought of before Take this bit from Book 8 In my heart I kept saying Let it be now, let it be now and merely by saying this I was on the point of making the [...]
I hate to say it, but I have some bad news about the Penguin Great Ideas series with which I m so smitten I m not sure if you ll find this as shocking as I did, but here it is some of these books are excerpted And I say excerpted only so as to avoid an uglier word if pressed, I must admit that this edition of Augustine s Confessions is I can barely stand to write it ABRIDGED To Penguin s credit, they don t try to hide the abridgment, as some expurgators have done before them Right on the title p [...]
Prvo, Avgustin je veliki mislilac, beskrajno uticajan teolog, prefinjen psiholog i sjajan stilista Drugo, Avgustin je zli smara.Zli Smara.Koliko god da su ispovedni delovi Ispovesti po slobodnoj proceni oko polovine fenomenalan uvid u spor i mu an proces preobra anja i psihologiju ne tako ranog hri anina, toliko umeju i da za kripe u sukobu sa modernim senzibilitetom manje kad npr pi e o svom odnosu sa dugogodi njom ljubavnicom, sa kojom je imao i dete, a vi e u trenucima poput onog kad uz velik [...]
Feels rather like reading the Psalms That should tell you it s good.
I started to read Agustin Confessions in July It took me six months to read it, and I m glad I took it slowly.I won t try to give a complete analysis of the book, or get into deep theological questions My purpose is to give a simple review of how the book related to me as a christian and reader.First I d like to comment on the translation of the book I read it in Spanish, translated from the Latin into Spanish I had tried to read this book in English, but the translation was older, and though po [...]
Written during the waning of the Roman Empire around 400AD, this account of the early life of a seminal theologian of the Catholic church is a personal perspective on what he regards as his sinful life leading up to his conversion His writing is surprisingly accessible, almost modern in its approach to weighing the factors that contribute to growing up His mother was a Christian, but he took a long time to come around He excelled in school and hungered to elucidate abstract knowledge, eventually [...]
Considering that the style of Augie s work is completely and utterly impenetrable, this is actually a pretty decent read Just come to it expecting circularity, meditation, rapturous theology and self flagellation, and you ll come away impressed Don t expect anything linear, and you ll be all the impressed when he ends up, every now and then, out Aristotling Aristotle with arguments of the x y y z z p p q x is absurd therefore q variety Don t expect any modern you are a unique and special snowfl [...]
In his Confessions , Augustine tells the story of his early life and ultimate acceptance of a Christian life Augustine was born in 354 on a farm in Algeria, the son of a Christian mother and a pagan father He describes his early life, during which time he mastered Latin literature and became a teacher of literature and public speaking.Augustine describes in detail his secular life, marriage of 15 years, as well as his personal spiritual journey from a life of earthly desires towards the acceptan [...]
Augustinus b y k bir d n r En b y k eseri tiraflar, asl nda onun zya am yk s Kendine g re, Katolik inanc na ge erek do ru yolu nas l buldu unu anlat yor Bir yandan da bu inanc bulana dek sapt yanl yollar i in Tanr dan af diliyor St Augustinus 354 y l nda d nyaya gelmi 650 sayfal k kitab n ilk yar s , bu y llardaki ya am ve insanlar anlatt i in enteresan Augustinus do ru yolu bulunca kitap da s k c bir hal al yor Dini yorumlar, af dilemeler ve yakar lar Sadece sona do ru, zaman zerine ak l y r tt [...]
The Confessions of St Augustine Modern English VersionJust finished the Modern English Version.First let me say that this is an amazing work that modern Christians would greatly benifit from reading.Regardless of your faith you will appreciate the insight into Augustine s worldview and logical mind.I enjoyed this version but will go back to Chadwick for the next read.
Having read the comments of a GR friend about the difficulty of reading the unabridged Confessions, I m glad it was this excerpted version that I ended up with instead I inherited it from a friend who went abroad and couldn t take his books with him I have to say, even this edition was challenging at times I had to reread a lot of paragraphs to unpack the author s meaning, and some of them were still so dense to me that I just gave up and moved on.Nevertheless, I m very glad to have finally read [...]
Five stars isn t enough, but it s all I have.
I ve read this book twice now, once in seminary in New York for myself and once in graduate school in Chicago for a class on Augustine taught by David Hassel, S.J Eight years had intervened, so the rereading was not unpleasant.Most of the books of the Confessions are surprisingly accessible The jaring elements for most moderns would probably be, one, the lengthy excurses about theology in the later books two, the callous disregard he displays towards the mother of his son her name is never given [...]
Been over a decade since I last read this, but still it enraptures me This time around I noticed just how much scripture was weaved into everything he said Often he blends St Paul into whatever he is talking about especially in the later chapters after the main part of his conversion story.Also this time I tried an audiobook version for my commute.The narrator was Bernard Mayes whose voice matched the material Kind of British professorial.Didn t know who he was and looked up his Wiki entry Oddly [...]
Augustine s Confessions is a literary masterpiece of world historical importance, to be sure There is hardly a subsequent European Christian author for whom his work did not loom as the very paradigm of how doctrine is to be approached, and how it is to illuminate one s individual life and reflection It forms the acme of moral inventory and autobiographical reflection, and contributes mightily to the European concept of interiority and subjectivity which, in Charles Taylor s sense, provides one [...]
On my second reading, now less fascinated by Augustine s story as it unfolds, I became aware on its deeper meaning, the continuity of the book s composition, the frankness and frailty of its author It doesn t surprise me that this time it was actually harder to read the whole thing so fast, as each chapter brought solid food for thought.Augustine s is the story of a slow realization how one individual simply can t tame their will, their urges however natural and keep going without inevitably fa [...]