The Confessions of St. Augustine by Saint Augustine

The Confessions of St. Augustine

By Saint Augustine

  • Release Date: 2002-06-01
  • Genre: Biografien und Memoiren
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The young Augustine does, however, catch a passion for the pursuit of Philosophical truth, learning the doctrines of Manicheism, skepticism, and Neoplatonism. This last philosophy will have a profound influence on him-- theConfessions are perhaps the most masterful expression of his intricate fusion of Catholic theology with Neoplatonic ideas. Moving back to Thagaste, then back to Carthage again, and on to Rome and Milan, Augustine continues to wrestle with his doubts about what he has learned and with his budding interest in Catholicism, the faith of his mother, Monica. He also continues to pursue his career as a teacher of rhetoric (an occupation he later frowns upon as the salesmanship of empty words) and his habits of indulgence in sex and other pleasures of the sensual world. Things change in Milan, where Augustine finally decides that Catholicism holds the only real truth. Convinced of this but lacking the will to make the leap into a fully devoted life (including baptism and sexual abstinence), Augustine has a famous conversion experience in his Milan garden and becomes a devoted and chaste Catholic.


  • Ein Klassiker mit Klasse

    By Michael Mark K.
    Jeder, dessen Interesse der Schöpfung und der Natur gilt, aber auch der Erkenntnis von Zeit, Materie, Geist und Form - und sich die Mühe macht, den Ausführungen des Autors zu folgen, wird mehr als nur überrascht sein, was auch ein Mensch unserer Zeit noch von der Brillianz des Denken eines Augustinus lernen kann. Vor allem aber sind es die tiefe Demut und brennende Liebe zu Gott und seiner Schöpfung, die dieses Meisterwerk der Klassik zu einem Klassiker mit Klasse machen. Dieses Werk sollte jeder Mensch dieses Planeten einmal gelesen haben.