Augustine wrote his famous Confessiones during the early years of his episcopate, specifically, between 397 and 400. This work, ground-breaking in its time, is a piece of introspection and personal reminiscence aimed at glorifying God in gratitude for Augustine’s conversion to Christianity. Augustine lays bare his personal journey, which took him from youthful carousal through phases of Manichaean dualism, Stoic speculation, skepticism, and Neo-Platonism, to the discovery of salvation in Jesus Christ. The final three “books” of this work offer Augustine’s exegesis of the creation narratives in the Book of Genesis.
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If the word trinity isn’t in Scripture, why is it such an important part of our faith? And if the Bible can be interpreted in may ways, how do we know what to nake of it? And who decided what should be in the Bible anyway? The Church Fathers provide the answers. These brilliant, embattled, [...]