A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church: The confessions and letters of St. Augustin, with a sketch of his life and work (Google eBook)

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Christian literature Company, 1886 - Christian literature, Early
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He leads to reformation his friend Alypius seized with madness for the Circensian games
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The same when at Rome being led by others into the Amphitheatre is delighted with the gladiatorial games
95
Innocent Alypius being apprehended as a thief is set at liberty by the cleverness of an architect
96
The wonderful integrity of Alypius in judgment The lasting friendship of Nebridius with Augustin
97
Being troubled by his grievous errors he meditates entering on a new life
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Being urged by his mother to take a wife he sought a maiden that was pleasing unto him
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He dismisses one mistress and chooses another
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HE RECALLS THE BEGINNING OF HIS YOUTH i e THE THIRTYFIRST YEAR OF HIS AGE IN WHICH VERY GRAVE ERRORS AS TO THE ...
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The disputation of Nebridius against the Maniclueans on the question Whether God be corruptible or incorruptible?
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That God is not corruptible who if He were would not be God at all
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He refutes the divinations of the astrologers deduced from the constellations
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He is severely exercised as to the origin of evil
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By Gods assistance he by degrees arrives at the truth
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Divine things are the more clearly manifested to him who withdraws into the recesses of his heart
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Whatever is owes its being to God m
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Evil arises not from a substance but from the perversion of the will ill Chapter XVII Above his changeable mind he discovers the unchangeable Auth...
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He does not yet fully understand the saying of John That the Word was made flesh na Chapter XX He rejoices that he proceeded from Plato to the H...
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What he found in the sacred books which are not to be found in Plato
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HAVING MANIFESTED WHAT HE WAS AND WHAT HE IS HE SHOWS THE GREAT FRUIT OF HIS CONFESSION I
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That in his Confessions he may do good he considers others
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The love of God in His nature superior to all creatures is acquired by the knowledge of the senses and the exercise of reason
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That God is to be found neither from the powers of the body nor of the soul
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Not only all things but also literature and images are taken from the memory and are brought forth by the act of remembering
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What it is to learn and to think
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In memory there are also images of things which are absent
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God cannot be attained unto by the power of memory which beasts and birds possess
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What it is to remember 130
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A happy life is to rejoice in God and for God
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He who finds truth finds God
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On the misery of human life
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About to speak of the temptations of the lust of the flesh he first complains of the lust of eating and drinking
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Of the charms of perfumes which are more easily overcome
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Another kind of temptation is curiosity which is stimulated by the lust of the eyes
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A third kind is pride which is pleasing to man not to God
158
He is forcibly goaded on by the love of praise
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Vainglory is the highest danger
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Chapter XLThe only safe restingplace for the soul is to be found in God
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That Jesus Christ at the same time God and man is the true and most efficacious Mediator
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THE DESIGN OF HIS CONFESSIONS BEING DECLARED HE SEEKS FROM GOD THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES AND BE...
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He begins from the creation of the worldnot understanding the Hebrew text
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Heaven and earth cry out that they have been created by God
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By His coeternal Word He speaks and all things are done
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The rashness of those who inquire what God did before He created heaven and earth
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Neither time past nor future but the present only really is
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Time can only be perceived or measured while it is passing
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We are ignorant in what manner God teaches future things
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That time is a certain extension
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He calls on God to enlighten his mind
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Time in the human mind which expects considers and remembers
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That human life is a distraction but that through the mercy of God he was intent on the prize of his heavenly calling
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HE CONTINUES HIS EXPLANATION OF THE FIRST CHAPTER OF GENESIS ACCORDING TO THE SEPTUAGINT AND BY ITS ASSISTANC...
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What may have been the form of matter
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Heaven and earth were made in the beginning afterwards the world during six days from shapeless matter
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From the formless earth God created another heaven and a visible and formed earth
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Of the depth of the Sacred Scripture and its enemies
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He wishes to have no intercourse with those who deny Divine Truth
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He mentions five explanations of the words of Genesis i 1
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He enumerates the things concerning which all agree
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He discusses whether matter was from eternity or was made by God
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Two kinds of disagreements in the books to be explained
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Chapter XXVI What he might have asked of God had he been enjoined to write the book of Genesis
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The words In the beginning and The heaven and the earth are differently understood
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In the great diversity of opinions it becomes all to unite charity and Divine Truth
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OF the goodness of god explained in the creation of things and of the Trinity as found in THE FIRST WORDS OF GENESIS THE STORY CONCER...
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Genesis i 3Of Light he understands as it is seen in the spiritual creatures
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That the Holy Spirit brings to us God
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That nothing arose save by the gift of God
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Allegorical explanation of Genesis chap i concerning the origin of the Church and its worship
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That out of the children of the night and of the darkness children of the light and of the day are made
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That no one but the Unchangeable Light knows himself
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Of the lights and stars of heavenof day and night ver 14
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All men should become lights in the firmament of heaven
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Concerning reptiles and flying creatures ver 20the sacrament of Baptism being regarded
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He explains the divine image ver 26 of the renewal of the mind
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That to have power over all things ver 26 is to judge spiritually of all
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Why God has blessed men fishes flying creatures and not herbs and the other animals ver 28
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He explains the fruits of the earth ver 29 of works of mercy
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Many are ignorant as to this and ask for miracles which are signified under the names of fishes and whales
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Although it is said eight times that God saw that it was good yet time has no relation to God and His Word
205
The world was created by God out of nothing
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To Nebridius
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To Nebridius
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To Nebridius
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To Nebridius
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To ROMANIANUS
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To Maximus
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To Coxlestinus
235
To Gaius
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To Bishop Valerius
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To Bishop Aurelius
239
To Maxim in
242
Paulinus and Therasia to Augustin
243
To Licentius
246
To Paulinus
248
XXVIIL To Jerome
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To Alypius
253
Paulinus and Therasia to Augustin
257
To Paulinus and Therasia
258
To Proculeianus
260
PEusebius
262
To Eusebius
263
To Casulanus
265
To Simplicianus
270
To Profuturus
271
Jerome to Augustine272
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To Aurelius
275
XL1II To Glorius Eleusius etc
276
To Eleusius Glorius and the two Felixes
285
To Publicola
292
To Eudoxius
294
_LTo the Magistrates of Suffectum
295
To Crispin us
296
To Generosus
298
LETTER PAGE LVIII To Pammachius
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To Victorinus
317
To Theodorus
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To Severus
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To Quintianus
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To Xantippus
322
To Crispinus
323
To Jerome
324
IXIX To Castorius
325
Jerome to Augustin
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To Jerome
329
To PrEsidius
333
To the Donatists
343
To Felix and Hilar in us
344
To the Clergy etc of the Church of Hippo
345
A Challenge to a ManicheanTeacher
349
To Alypius
361
To Novatus
363
To Paulus
364
TO CiECILIANUS
365
To Januarius 300
369
To Festus
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XCNectarius to Augustin
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To the Lady Italica
380
To Vincentius
382
To Brother Paulinus and Sister Therasia
401
To Olympius
405
To Boniface
406
To the very devout Italica
410
To Donatus
411
To Memor
412
To Deogratias
414
CHI To my Lord and Brother Augustin
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To Nectarius
427
To Victorianus
433
To Fortunatus
436
To Generosus
437
Augustin to Dioscorus
438
CXXILTo his wellbeloved Brethren the Clergy etc
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From Jerome to Augustine451
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To Albina Pinianus and Melania
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To Alypius
453
CXXVLTo Albina
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To Proba
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CXXXLTo Lady Proba
469
CXXXIL To Volusianus
470
To Bishop Augustin
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Page 451 - Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel...
Page 305 - Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Page 274 - To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak : I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
Page 298 - Moses' seat : all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do ; but do not ye after their works : for they say, and do not.
Page 239 - Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Page 288 - Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
Page 380 - Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts : and then shall every man have praise of God.
Page 391 - Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Page 392 - For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not; for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Page 343 - Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous round about Him.

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