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Confessions : books I-XIII

Author: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; F J Sheed; Peter Brown
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; F J Sheed; Peter Brown
ISBN: 0872201872 9780872201873 0872201864 9780872201866
OCLC Number: 28257527
Description: xxxi, 296 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The first fifteen years: --
Prayer to God and meditation upon God --
Augustine's infancy --
Learning to speak --
Schooldays --
Reasons for gratitude to God --
pt. 2. The sixteenth year: --
Adolescence --
Robbing a pear-tree --
pt. 3. From sixteen to eighteen: --
First days at Carthage --
Cicero and scripture --
Joins the Manichees --
Hos mother's anxiety --
pt. 4. Form eighteen to twenty-seven: --
Searching for deliverance --
Loss of a friend --
The transcience of created things --
He writes a book --
Reads Aristotle on the Categories --
pt. 5. Aged twenty-eight: --
Prayer --
Faustus comes to Carthage --
Augustine goes to Rome --
At Milan --
pt. 6. Aged twenty-nine: --
Monica comes to Milan --
His mind still searches --
Disappointments in wordly affairs --
Alypius and Nebridius --
The problem of continence --
pt. 7. Aged thirty: --
Realisation that God is incorruptible --
The problem of the origin of evil --
Finally rejects astrology --
Beginning of Emancipation from too corporeal thinking --
pt. 8. Aged thirty-one: --
The conversion of Victorinus --
Augustine's conversion --
pt. 9. Aged thirty-two: --
Reception into the church --
The death of Monica --
pt. 10. Concludes Augustine's confession: --
Why he makes this confession --
What is God? --
Analysis of memory --
Prayer --
Augustine's present state --
The true meditator --
pt. 11. In the beginning God created (Genesis I, i): --
Why he writes --
His passionate desire to meditate upon God's law --
He would know the meaning of Gen. I,1 --
God created heaven and earth in his word --
How did God speak his word? --
Meaning of "In the beginning" --
Time and the universe began together --
What is time? --
Eternal knowledge. pt. 12. ... Heaven and earth (Genesis I, 1-2): --
Truth has given a promise --
Heaven does not mean the sky but the heaven of heaven --
Earth means sheer formlessness --
Summarizes all we have learnt thus far of creation --
The creation of the material heaven and earth --
Why the creation of heaven and earth (of Gen. I,1) is not in the enumeration of days --
He answers those who deny that this is what Moses meant by Gen. I,1 --
Whether Moses meant this or not, it is true --
Their various statements of what Moses meant --
It does not greatly matter, provided all are true in themselves --
Various interpretations of Gen. I,2 --
Discussion of two of these interpretations --
Fruitlessness of wrangling --
Had he been Moses --
How the uninstructed conceive creation --
Another interpretation in the beghinning --
The right attitude of mind and heart --
pt. 13. The days of creation (Genesis I, 2-31): --
God does not need us --
Why God created --
Be light made (verse 3) --
Moved over the waters (verse 2) --
The blessed trinity in the account of creation --
Why it is written that the Spirit moved over the waters --
Be light made --
Why it is written that Father and Son moved over the waters --
Be light made --
The blessed Trinity --
He divided the light from the darkness (verse 4) --
Let there be a firmament made --
.. and let it divide the waters from the waters (verse 6) --
An earth without water --
Let the waters be gathered together ... Let the earth bring forth fruit (verse 9) --
Let there be light made in firmament of heaven 9verse 14) --
Let the waters bring forth ... (verse 20) --
Let the earth bring forth the living creature (verse 24) --
Let us make man to our image and likeness (verse 26) --
Let him have dominion (verse 28) --
Increase and multiply (verse 28) --
... That they may have to feed upon (verse 30) --
God saw all the things that he had made (verse 31) --
Figurative signification of the order of creation --
The seventh day.
Other Titles: Confessiones.
Responsibility: Augustine ; translated by F.J. Sheed ; introduced by Peter Brown.

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