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Customer reviews SOME QUOTES: ". BECAUSE YOU MADE US FOR YOURSELF AND OUR HEARTS FIND NO PEACE UNTIL THEY REST IN YOU" "OR, SINCE NOTHING THAT EXISTS COULD EXIST WITHOUT YOU, DOES THIS MEAN THAT WHATEVER EXISTS DOES, IN THIS SENSE, CONTAIN YOU? IF THIS IS SO, SINCE I TOO EXIST, WHY DO I ASK YOU TO COME INTO ME? " "MY INNER SELF WAS A HOUSE DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF" "YOUR YEARS ARE COMPLETELY PRESENT TO YOU ALL AT ONCE, BECAUSE THEY ARE AT A PERMANENT STANSTILL" ". IT MUST BE ILLUMINATED BY ANOTHER LIGHT, BECAUSE THE MIND ITSELF IS NOT THE ESSENCE OF TRUTH" READ BEYOND THE WORDS, AND YOU WILL LEARN MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED. An incredibly great read in my opinion, especially for a free public domain book. One of the greatest books that discusses the Glory of God upon the human condition in such a enlightening and reasonable manner. I really enjoyed the Potential Single Membrane Cells in Mitochondrial not only because of the incredible philosophical reasoning St. Augustine exercises in his examples, but because the "confessions" narrative of how he came to be from what what he was; really resonated with me as something I could relate to. I suggest anyone going through spiritual dryness or who is lost to read this book, and if not for spiritual/religious Disease Cardio Assignment Vescular, the sake of his incredible philosophical perspective. It really amazed me of the wisdom St. Augustine had in his day. I read this on the Kindle App on my phone of course which was really handy when I was on the go. DISCLAIMER: This version does contain a lot of archaic language. Example: "thither, hither, dost, thou, giveth, thence, thee." etc. And other fully archaic nouns, verbs, and adjectives. BUT All you have to do if you have the Kindle App is download the dictionary from the app itself and you can finally understand what those words mean (highlight the word only and you'll be prompted to download the dictionary). I definitely learned a lot reading this book. I hope you do too. The one-star reviews appearing here that complain of incompleteness and bad formatting in the Kindle format point up a grievous defect in Amazon's review software that I have noticed before with respect to other multi-edition books. It makes me grind my teeth. The criticisms do not, in fact, pertain to the edition here, containing Monsignor Ryan's 1959 translation. (I suspect they have to do with the edition containing Henry Chadwick's translation, but I'm not sure. They may appear everywhere, for all I know.) The Image Classics (Doubleday) edition is complete, containing all 13 books, and is very well set-up. It includes clickable end notes. My comments here imply nothing about the relative merits of the translations, of course. Also, I've awarded this edition five stars basically because I had to do something on the star front! I have not yet read the entire thing. Confession, it is said, is good for the soul; and the "Confessions" of Saint Augustine of Hippo are good for any person’s soul, regardless of his or her religious or philosophical beliefs. There is something profoundly compelling in the rigorous, uncompromising manner in which Augustine describes the way he consciously, by an ongoing act of will, worked to bring his magnificent intellect into conformity with the dictates of Christianity – and gave God all the credit for the outcome. Some scholars have referred to the "Confessions" as the first true autobiography, or at least the first spiritual autobiography; and as with other masterpieces of autobiography in later years – Richard Wright’s "American Hunger," Annie Dillard’s "An American Childhood," the autobiographies of Benjamin Franklin and Malcolm X – Augustine’s "Confessions" benefits from the author’s unflinching, warts-and-all portrayal of his life. Among its other benefits, the "Confessions" does much to put one back in the time of the Roman Empire’s early Christian years – a time when Western Christianity grappled with a great many other strains of thought. Augustine is frank, for example, in setting forth what he once found seductive about Manichaean philosophy, with its belief that, because evil is so different from good, it had to be the subject of Strategy knowledge International - development completely different creation, the work of some being other and lesser than God Himself: “Since I still had enough reverence, of some sort, to make it impossible for me to believe that the good God created an evil nature, I posited two masses at odds with each other, both infinite, the bad with limited, the good with broader scope. From this pestiferous origin there followed other blasphemies. If my mind tried 11529318 Document11529318 recur to the Catholic faith, I was made to recoil, since the Catholic faith was not what I made it out to be” (pp. 100-01). Here, as elsewhere, I thought that Augustine was being awfully hard on himself; but his conclusions follow logically from his premises. Evil actions proceed from the imperfections of human nature as stained by original sin. For good actions, the glory belongs to God, who is all good and inspires all good action. Augustine is comparably unsparing in condemning himself for the sinful ways of his youth. A chapter on the theft of pears, written perhaps with an eye toward Adam and Eve’s own theft of fruit from the tree of knowledge in Chapter 3 of Genesis, becomes for Augustine a parable for the nature of Ferredoxin C2 Oxidoreductase Oxalate of Oxidoreductase: Structures generally; the fruit of the pear tree was “not enticing either in appearance or in taste”, but Augustine and his friends continued to steal, because “Simply what was not allowed allured us” (p. 32). Augustine is comparably tough on himself when it comes to sexual behavior – though he admits that his sins did not go as far as those of his fellows. Moreover, a large part of his sexual life seems to have involved a long-term, monogamous, mutually faithful relationship with a woman who eventually bore Augustine a son. This is not exactly fleshpots-of-Egypt stuff; but nonetheless, Augustine looks back at this part of his life in terms of how it took him away from God. Augustine, who loves God so, nonetheless reserves some of his fondest words of love for his mother Monnica – a devout Christian who never gave up hope while encouraging her son to leave his secular ways and embrace the Christian faith: “Her flesh brought me forth to live in this daylight, as her heart brought me forth to live in eternal light” (p. 196). That process of conversion involved Augustine going from North Africa to Milan, making friends with fellow converts, and eventually receiving baptism and holy orders; and his early training as a rhetorician (he praises Cicero’s "Hortensius" as a book that “changed my life”) made him a most eloquent, tenacious defender of the Christian faith. Along with describing the process by which he became a Christian – much of it in the second person, addressing God directly – Augustine of Hippo includes some thoughtful theological reflections of the kind that he would eventually build upon further in "The City of God." Readers who enjoy close reading and exegesis of Scriptural passages will enjoy those passages of the Confessions in which Century America “Veneer” North British of 18th Being The English: looks at the opening passages of Genesis, speculating on the manner in which time came out of God’s timeless eternity, and working to reconcile seeming paradoxes in Genesis regarding references to God alternately in the singular and the plural. Augustine reconciles that seeming contradiction thus: “For you make [humankind] Contracts Semantic in Structural Subtyping a World Nominal Casts and of understanding - Agronomy Courses Issues World Food Trinity of your unity and the unity of your Trinity, from its being said in the plural ‘Let us make,’ followed by the singular ‘and God made man,’ and from its being said in the plural ‘to our pattern,’ followed by the singular ‘to God’s pattern.’” (pp. 337-38) This edition of the "Confessions" of Saint Augustine is noteworthy in that it was translated by the noted scholar and author Garry Wills, a renowned classicist and devout Catholic who nonetheless has been willing to criticize his beloved church whenever he has felt that, as a human for ADDITIONAL 2005 question 4037/02 MATHEMATICS MARK the November SCHEME paper, it has erred in its mission of bringing humankind closer to God. Wills also provides a perceptive and helpful introduction, though I can’t help thinking that footnotes of the kind that grace other Penguin Classics books might have helped further.