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I burned for your peace : Augustine's Confessions unpacked

Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Ignatius Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Confessions is a dramatic personal narrative of a soul choosing between eternal life and death, an exploration of the timeless questions great minds have been asking for millennia, and a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God. "I Burned for Your Peace" is not a scholarly work but an unpacking of the riches found in Augustine's text. It is existential, personal, and devotional, as well as warm, witty, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kreeft
ISBN: 9781621640400 162164040X
OCLC Number: 951949709
Description: 234 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction to this book --
Introduction to Augustine --
Introduction to the Confessions --
Introduction to reading the Confessions --
The "inside address" : "Dear God," --
Beginnings : infancy --
Education --
Childhood --
Adolescence : lust and pears --
Young adulthood : Carthage --
Critique of the theater --
The conversion to philosophy --
The Bible versus Manicheeism --
The three big problems --
Monica's tears --
Astrology --
A traumatic death --
Beauty and logic --
Escape from Carthage, and Monica, to Rome --
Skeptical doubts --
Saint Ambrose versus Manicheeism --
Wisdom from a drunken beggar --
Folly in the arena --
Time and procrastination --
The problem of evil --
What Plato had and what Plato lacked --
The problem of evil solved --
A mystical experience --
Christianity versus Platonism --
The Romans 7 experience --
The conversion in the garden --
Mysticism with Monica --
Why Augustine wrote this book --
Theological conclusions : what was this God that Augustine found?
Responsibility: Peter J. Kreeft.

Abstract:

The Confessions is a dramatic personal narrative of a soul choosing between eternal life and death, an exploration of the timeless questions great minds have been asking for millennia, and a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God. "I Burned for Your Peace" is not a scholarly work but an unpacking of the riches found in Augustine's text. It is existential, personal, and devotional, as well as warm, witty, and thought-provoking. With Kreeft to guide them, readers of the Confessions can overhear and understand the intimate conversation between a towering intellect and the God whose peace he at last humbly accepts.

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