Confessions - St. Augustine
By St. Augustine
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Translated by F.J. Sheed

"Prior to Augustine, no author had ever turned his speculative gaze so intently upon his own life and interiority. Hence, without the 'Confessions', there would have been no Shakespearean soliloquies (in fact, Augustine coined the term ‘soliloquia’); Joyce could never have written ‘Ulysses’ or ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’; Freud and Jung could never have developed psychoanalysis."

- Bishop Barron

Publisher: Word on Fire Classics
Page Count: 418
ISBN: 978-1943243235
Publication Date: November 2017

Author: St. Augustine
ISBN: 978-1-943243-23-5
Binding: Hardcover
Page Count: 418
Publisher: Word on Fire Classics

Language: English
Release Date: 2017-11-01

 

Contents

FOREWORD VII
BY BISHOP BARRON

EDITOR’S PREFACE XI 
ABOUT THIS EDITION XVIII 
INTRODUCTION XIX 
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING XL 
TIMELINE XLIII 
MAP XLVI 

BOOK ONE: THE FIRST FIFTEEN YEARS

I–V Prayer to God and Meditation upon God  

VI–VII Augustine’s Infancy 

VIII Learning to Speak 

IX–XIX Schooldays 

 XX Reasons for Gratitude to God 

BOOK TWO: THE SIXTEENTH YEAR 


I–III Adolescence  

IV–X Robbing a Pear-Tree 


BOOK THREE: FROM SIXTEEN TO EIGHTEEN

I–III First Days at Carthage  

IV–V Cicero and Scripture 

VI–X Joins the Manichees 

XI–XII His Mother’s Anxiety  


IV–V Cicero and Scripture 

VI–X Joins the Manichees  

XI–XII His Mother’s Anxiety  


 BOOK FOUR: FROM EIGHTEEN TO TWENTY-SEVEN

I–III Searching for Deliverance  

IV–IX Loss of a Friend 

X–XII The Transience of Created Things  

III–XV He Writes a Book 

XVI Reads Aristotle on the Categories 

BOOK FIVE: AGED TWENTY-EIGHT

I–II Prayer  

III–VII Faustus Comes to Carthage  

VIII–XII Augustine Goes to Rome 

XIII–XIV At Milan  

BOOK SIX: AGED TWENTY-NINE

I–II Monica Comes to Milan 

II–V His Mind Still Searches  

VI Disappointments in Worldly Affairs  

II–X Alypius and Nebridius  

XI–XVI The Problem of Continence   

BOOK SEVEN: AGED THIRTY

I–II Realisation That God Is Incorruptible  

III–V The Problem of the Origin of Evil 143 VI Finally Rejects Astrology  

VII–XVII Beginning of Emancipation from Materialist Thinking 

XVIII–XXI The Need for Christ 

BOOK EIGHT: AGED THIRTY-ONE

I–IV The Conversion of Victorinus 170 V–XII Augustine’s Conversion 

BOOK NINE: AGED THIRTY-TWO

I–VII Reception into the Church 198 VIII–XIII The Death of Monica 

BOOK TEN: AUGUSTINE’S CONFESSION OF HIS PRESENT

I–V Why He Makes This Confession 230 VI–VII What Is God? 

VIII–XXV Analysis of Memory 238 XXVI–XXIX Prayer 

XXX–XLI Augustine’s Present State 260 XLII–XLIII The True Mediator  

BOOK ELEVEN: IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED (GENESIS 1:1).

I Why He Writes 283 II His Passionate Desire To Meditate upon God’s Law 

III–IV He Would Know the Meaning of Gen. 1:1 287 V God Created Heaven and Earth in His Word 

VI–VII How Did God Speak His Word? 

VIII–IX Meaning of “In the Beginning” (Gen. 1:1)  

X–XIII Time and the Universe Began Together 

XIV–XXX What Is Time? 

XXXI Eternal Knowledge 

BOOK TWELVE: HEAVEN AND EARTH (GENESIS 1:1–2)

I Truth Has Given a Promise 316 II-XIII Interpretation of Heaven and Earth  

XIV–XX He Answers Those Who Deny That This Is What Moses Meant by Gen. 1:1 

XXI–XXVII Various Interpretations of Gen.1:2 

XXVIII–XXIX Another Interpretation of “In the Beginning” 

XXX–XXXII The Right Attitude of Mind and Heart 

XIV–XX He Answers Those Who Deny That This Is What Moses Meant by Gen. 1:1 

XXI–XXVII Various Interpretations of Gen.1:2 

XXVIII–XXIX Another Interpretation of “In the Beginning” 

XXX–XXXII The Right Attitude of Mind and Heart 

BOOK THIRTEEN: THE DAYS OF CREATION (GENESIS 1:2–31)

I God Does Not Need Us 

II Why God Created 

III-XI Literal Interpretation of Gen. 1:2–3 

XII-XXXII Allegorical Interpretation of Gen. 1:1–31 

XXXIII–XXXIV Summary of Exegesis, Literal and Allegorical 

 XXXV–XXXVII Conclusion: The Seventh Day 

APPENDIX ONE: TRANSLATOR’S NOTE 

APPENDIX TWO: FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION 
GLOSSARY OF SELECT TERMS 
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY