Confessions (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 21)
Publication Year: 2010
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
Title Page, Copyright
THROUGHOUT THE CONFESSIONS it is evident that St. Augustine is addressing his words directly to God. As he himself says...
1. Augustine's Boyhood
THOU ART GREAT, O Lord, and greatly to be praised.'1 'Thy power is great and of Thy wisdom there is no number.'...
2. A Year of Idleness
I WANT TO RECALL to mind my foul deeds of the past and the carnal corruptions of my soul-not because I love them, but in order that...
3. Life in Carthage
TO CARTHAGE I CAME, and a hissing cauldron1 of shameful loves seethed around me on all sides. I was not in love, yet I loved to love...
4. Nine Years a Manichaean
DURING THIS SAME PERIOO of nine years, from my nineteenth to my twenty-eighth year, we were led astray and we led...
5. Teaching in Rome and Milan
ACCEPT THE SACRIFICE of my Confession as the offering of my tongue, which Thou hast formed and stimulated to confess unto...
6. Moral and Religious Indecision
WHERE WERT THOU, 'O My Hope from youth,'1and whither hadst Thou retired afar Off?2 Hadst Thou not made me...
7. Through Philosophy to Christ
MY EVIL AND WICKED adolescence was now dead and I was passing into manhood .The more mature I grew in age, the more ugly...
8. Struggles of Conversion
MY GOD, may I recall and confess Thy mercies to me, I in the act of giving thanks to Thee. Let my bones be bathed with Thy love and let them say:...
9. Augustine's Baptism; Monica's Death
O LORD, 'I AM THY SERVANT: I am Thy servant and the son of Thy handmaid. Thou hast broken my bonds; to Thee will I offer...
10. Searching for God in Memory
SHALL KNOW THEE,' O Knower of mine, 'I shall know Thee even as I have been known.' Virtue of my soul, go deep into...
11. God and the Beginning of Time
SINCE ETERNITY is Thine, O Lord, dost Thou not know what I am saying to Thee, or dost Thou see what is going on in time, in relation...
12. The Author of Heaven and Earth
IN THIS POOR LIFE of mine, my heart, struck by the words of Thy Holy Scripture, is puzzling over many things, Lord. So, oftentimes,...
13. The First Seven Days
I INVOKE THEE my God, my Mercy,who hast made me-Thou didst not forget even when Thou wert forgotten...
Page Count: 514
Publication Year: 2010
OCLC Number: 647923111
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