The Confessions of St. Augustine, Paperback

The Confessions of St. Augustine Paperback

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
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  • Category: Christian theology
  • ISBN: 9780800787622



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Written in the 4th century by an early intellectual christian who is famous (to me anyway) for his prayer - "Lord grant me chastity, but not yet"!. The book is in the form of an autobiography, interspersed with lots and lots of beseeching of the lord. The biography is interesting, and all the beseeching has a strong echo in the formulaic rants of the TV preachers. The book ends with some ponderings - on memory, and on the creation. Augustine believes god made the world, but he has some interesting questions about exactly how this was done. I couldn't help wondering, if Augustine was alive now, when there are much better explanations, whether he wouldn't be in the Richard Dawkins' camp. Read February 2009

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