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 2 

VI–VII Augustine’s Infancy 6 

VIII Learning to Speak 11 

IX–XIX Schooldays 12

 XX Reasons for Gratitude to God 24 

BOOK TWO: THE SIXTEENTH YEAR 


I–III Adolescence 27 

IV–X Robbing a Pear-Tree 32 


BOOK THREE: FROM SIXTEEN TO EIGHTEEN

I–III First Days at Carthage 42 

IV–V Cicero and Scripture 46 

VI–X Joins the Manichees 48 

XI–XII His Mother’s Anxiety 57 


IV–V Cicero and Scripture 46 

VI–X Joins the Manichees 48 

XI–XII His Mother’s Anxiety 57 


 BOOK FOUR: FROM EIGHTEEN TO TWENTY-SEVEN

I–III Searching for Deliverance 62 

IV–IX Loss of a Friend 66 

X–XII The Transience of Created Things 73 

III–XV He Writes a Book 76 

XVI Reads Aristotle on the Categories 82 

BOOK FIVE: AGED TWENTY-EIGHT

I–II Prayer 88 

III–VII Faustus Comes to Carthage 89 

VIII–XII Augustine Goes to Rome 98 

XIII–XIV At Milan 107 

BOOK SIX: AGED TWENTY-NINE

I–II Monica Comes to Milan 112 I

II–V His Mind Still Searches 115 

VI Disappointments in Worldly Affairs 120 

II–X Alypius and Nebridius 122 

XI–XVI The Problem of Continence 129  

BOOK SEVEN: AGED THIRTY

I–II Realisation That God Is Incorruptible 140 

III–V The Problem of the Origin of Evil 143 VI Finally Rejects Astrology 147 

VII–XVII Beginning of Emancipation from Materialist Thinking 150 

XVIII–XXI The Need for Christ 16

BOOK EIGHT: AGED THIRTY-ONE

I–IV The Conversion of Victorinus 170 V–XII Augustine’s Conversion 178

BOOK NINE: AGED THIRTY-TWO

I–VII Reception into the Church 198 VIII–XIII The Death of Monica 212 

BOOK TEN: AUGUSTINE’S CONFESSION OF HIS PRESENT

I–V Why He Makes This Confession 230 VI–VII What Is God? 235 

VIII–XXV Analysis of Memory 238 XXVI–XXIX Prayer 256 

XXX–XLI Augustine’s Present State 260 XLII–XLIII The True Mediator 279 

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 284 

III–IV He Would Know the Meaning of Gen. 1:1 287 V God Created Heaven and Earth in His Word 288 

VI–VII How Did God Speak His Word? 289 

VIII–IX Meaning of “In the Beginning” (Gen. 1:1) 291 

X–XIII Time and the Universe Began Together 292 

XIV–XXX What Is Time? 295 

XXXI Eternal Knowledge 313 

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

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

XIV–XX He Answers Those Who Deny That This Is What Moses Meant by Gen. 1:1 326 

XXI–XXVII Various Interpretations of Gen.1:2 335 

XXVIII–XXIX Another Interpretation of “In the Beginning” 343

XXX–XXXII The Right Attitude of Mind and Heart 347 

XIV–XX He Answers Those Who Deny That This Is What Moses Meant by Gen. 1:1 326 

XXI–XXVII Various Interpretations of Gen.1:2 335 

XXVIII–XXIX Another Interpretation of “In the Beginning” 343

XXX–XXXII The Right Attitude of Mind and Heart 347 

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

I God Does Not Need Us 352 

II Why God Created 353 

III-XI Literal Interpretation of Gen. 1:2–3 354 

XII-XXXII Allegorical Interpretation of Gen. 1:1–31 361 

XXXIII–XXXIV Summary of Exegesis, Literal and Allegorical 392

 XXXV–XXXVII Conclusion: The Seventh Day 394 

APPENDIX ONE: TRANSLATOR’S NOTE 397 

APPENDIX TWO: FOREWORD TO THE FIRST EDITION 399 
GLOSSARY OF SELECT TERMS 405 
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 417