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Free read Confessiones ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Gion and 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 beli. 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 appear that way The prose of this translation must be incredibly different from its Latin source but it s obvious that Augustine has a force of personality that appears through his work that few writer have matched in the centuries that have followed this original Western autobiography The power and beauty of his writing was no doubt aided by his devotion not only to The Bible but to Cicero Plato and especially Virgil It s also an incomparably fascinating window into the culture of the time the Manicheans Astrologers Christians and Pagans are all interesting studies through the eyes of this saint His contributions to philosophy in this text cannot be ignored even today Bertrand Russell not exactly a churchgoer admired his work on time and it s still an enlightening experience to read these thoughts And of course the story of spiritual awakening is an inspiring and beautiful one a story that is not altogether dissimilar to that of the Buddha centuries before Augustine Although especially at the start it can be slow and cold reading The Confessions than justifies its position as one of the most important books ever written Jingle Bell Rock 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 beli. It was slow it was dense and it was militantly Christian So why is that The Confessions is such an Barenaked Jane 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 appear that way The prose of this translation must be incredibly different from its Latin source but it s obvious that Augustine has a force of personality that appears through his work that few writer have matched in the centuries that have followed this original Western autobiography The power and beauty of his writing was no doubt aided by his devotion not only to The Bible but to Cicero Plato and especially Virgil It s also an incomparably fascinating window into the culture of the time the Manicheans Astrologers Christians and Pagans are all interesting studies through the eyes of this saint His contributions to philosophy in this text cannot be ignored even today Bertrand Russell not exactly a churchgoer admired his work on time and it s still an enlightening experience to read these thoughts And of course the story of spiritual awakening is an inspiring and beautiful one a story that is not altogether dissimilar to that of the Buddha centuries before Augustine Although especially at the start it can be slow and cold reading The Confessions than justifies its position as one of the most important books ever written

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Free read Confessiones ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The Confessions of Augustine of Hippo Translated by Edward Bouverie Pusey Confessions Latin Confessiones is the name of an autobiographical work consisting of 13 books by St Augustine of Hippo written in Latin between AD 397 and AD 398 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 autobio. 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 memoirI 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 Holy Bible needs the Holy Spirit to come to you so that it will be the spirit who will whisper the words to your ears so that you will understand the word of God Maybe the spirit is still contemplating whether a sinner like me is worth his time and effort Until I came to this memoir Written by a self confessed sinner who is now considered one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity Saint Augustine latin word for church fatherof Hippo 354 430 It took me than 4 weeks to finish this book Not a straight read It is impossible to do that The memoir is like a letter of St Augustine to God and in the letter he is conversing and confessing He pours out his thoughts his doubts his uestions Some of those are funny based on what we all know now with the advances in science and technology He tells Him his weaknesses what wrongs he has done to others His sins in thoughts in words in actionsReading it is like uttering a prayer Read a page or two and you get that feeling that you have achieve your daily uota of prayers St Augustine poured his heart out in each page of his memoir Something that is inspiring for me to ask myself those uestions he threw out to God and reflect on those thoughts that he put on the pagesThere are so many uotes that I would like to capture here but if I do that I think I will be uoting half of the book Most of them are in long and winding sentences but this first paragraph of Book 11 is my favorite Is it possible lord that since you are in eternity you are ignorant of what I am saying to you Or do you see in time an event at the time it occurs If not then why am I recounting such a tale of things to you Certainly not in order to acuiant you with them through me but instead that through them I may stir up my own love and the love of my readers toward you so that all may say Great is the lord and greatly to be praised I have said this before and will say it again For love of your love I do it So also we pray and yet truth tells us Your father knows want things you need before you ask him Conseuently we lay bare our feelings before you so that through our confessing to you our plight and your mercies towards us you may go on to free us altogether as you have already begun and so that we may cease to be wretched in ourselves and blessed in you since you have called us to be poor in spirit meek mourners hungering and athirst for righteousness merciful and pure in heart Now I have to give The Holy Bible another try I could not have finished this whole book and pointed that beautiful part if there was no Holy Spirit upon me Oh ye of little faith The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard 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 The Razor's Edge unit The work outlines Augustine's sinful youth and his conversion to Christianity It is widely seen as the first Western autobio. 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Free read Confessiones ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Graphy ever written and was an influential model for Christian writers throughout the following 1000 years of the Middle Ages It is not a complete autobiography as it was written in his early 40s and he lived long afterwards producing another important work City of God It does nonetheless provide an unbroken record of his development of thought and is the most complete record of any single person from the 4th and 5th centuries It is a significant theological work featuring spiritual meditations and insights In the work St Augustine writes about how much he regrets having led a sinful and immoral life He discusses his regrets for following the Manichaean reli. 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 investigation into the nature of existence Augustine of Hippo s Confessions is an honest and beautiful work of non fiction where the unexplained might not be explained but the door is opened slightly to the Truth That sleep may wearied limbs restoreAnd fit for toil and use once Saint Ambrose


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