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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Volume 1

Contents

ATTAINING HIS THIRTIETH YEAR HE UNDER THE ADMONITION OF THE DISCOURSES OF AMBROSE
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As Ambrose was occupied with business and study Augustin could seldom consult him concerning the Holy Scriptures
91
Faith is the basis of human life man cannot discover that truth which Holy Scripture has disclosed
92
On the source and cause of true joythe example of the joyous beggar being adduced
93
He leads to reformation his friend Alypius seized with madness for the Circensian games
94
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
98
Being urged by his mother to take a wife he sought a maiden that was pleasing unto him
99
He dismisses one mistress and chooses another
100
HE RECALLS THE BEGINNING OF HIS YOUTH i e THE THIRTYFIRST YEAR OF HIS AGE IN WHICH VERY GRAVE ERRORS AS TO THE ...
102
The disputation of Nebridius against the Manichaeans on the question Whether God be corruptible or incorruptible?
103
That God is not corruptible who if He were would not be God at all
104
He refutes the divinations of the astrologers deduced from the constellations
105
He is severely exercised as to the origin of evil
106
By Gods assistance he by degrees arrives at the truth
107
Divine things are the more clearly manifested to him who withdraws into the recesses of his heart
109
Whatever is owes its being to God Ill Chapter XVI Evil arises not from a substance but from the perversion of the will in Chapter XVII Above his ch...
112
He rejoices that he proceeded from Plato to the Holy Scriptures and not the reverse
113
What he found in the sacred books which are not to be found in Plato
114
HE FINALLY DESCRIBES THE THIRTYSECOND YEAR OF HIS AGE THE MOST MEMORABLE OF
116
He deplores his wretchedness that having been born thirtytwo years he had not yet found
123
HE SPEAKS OF HIS DESIGN OF FORSAKING THE PROFESSION OF RHETORIC OF THE DEATH OF
129
Of the conversion of Evodius and the death of his mother when returning with him
135
HAVING MANIFESTED WHAT HE WAS AND WHAT HE IS HE SHOWS THE GREAT FRUIT OF HIS CONFESSION AND BEING ABOUT TO ...
142
That in his Confessions he may do good he considers others
143
The love of God in His nature superior to all creatures is acquired by the knowledge of the senses and the exercise of reason
144
That God is to be found neither from the powers of the body nor of the soul
145
Not only all things but also literature and images are taken from the memory and are brought forth by the act of remembering
146
Chapter XLWhat it is to learn and to think
147
In memory there are also images of things which are absent
148
God cannot be attained unto by the power of memory which bcSsts and birds possess
149
What it is to remember
150
A happy life is to rejoice in God and for God
151
He who finds truth finds God
152
On the misery of human life
153
About to speak of the temptations of the lust of the flesh he first complains of the lust of eating and drinking
154
Of the charms of perfumes which are more easily overcome
156
Another kind of temptation is curiosity which is stimulated by the lust of the eyes
157
A third kind is pride which is pleasing to man not to God
158
He is forcibly goaded on by the love of praise
159
Vainglory is the highest danger
160
The only safe restingplace for the soul is to be found in God
161
That Jesus Christ at the same time God and man is the true and most efficacious Mediator
162
THE DESIGN OF HIS CONFESSIONS BEING DECLARED HE SEEKS FROM GOD THE KNOWLEDCE OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES AND BEG...
163
He begins from the creation of the worldnot understanding the Hebrew text
164
Heaven and earth cry out that they have been created by God
165
By His coeternal Word He speaks and all things are done
166
The rashness of those who inquire what God did before He created heaven and earth
167
Neither time past nor future but the present only really is 16S Chapter XV There is only a moment of present time
168
Time can only be perceived or measured while it is passing
169
We are ignorant in what manner God teaches future things
170
That time is a certain extension
171
He calls on God to enlighten his mind
172
Time in the human mind which expects considers and remembers
173
That human life is a distraction but that through the mercy of God he was intent on the prize of his heavenly calling
174
HE CONTINUES HIS EXPLANATION OF THE FIRST CHAPTER OF GENESIS ACCORDING TO THE SEPTUAGINT AND BY ITS ASSISTANC...
176
What may have been the form of matter
177
Heaven and earth were made in the beginning afterwards the world during six days from shapeless matter 178
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From the formless earth God created another heaven and a visible and formed earth
179
Of the depth of the Sacred Scripture and its enemies 1S0 CHAPTER XV He argues against adversaries concerning the heaven of heavens
180
He wishes to have no intercourse with those who deny Divine Truth iSt Chapter XVIIHe mentions five explanations of the words of Genesis i 1
182
He enumerates the things concerning which all agree
183
He discusses whether matter was from eternity or was made by God
184
Two kinds of disagreements in the books to be explained 1S5 Chapter XXIV Out of the many true things it is not asserted confidently that Moses und...
185
What he might have asked of God had he been enjoined to write the book of Genesis 1S6 Chapter XXVII The style of speaking in the book of Genes...
186
The words In the beginning and The heaven and the earth are differently understood
187
Concerning the opinion of those who explain it At first He made 1S7 Chapter XXX In the great diversity of opinions it becomes all to unite charity a...
188
OF THE GOODNESS OF GOD EXPLAINED IN THE CREATION OF THINGS AND OF THE TRINITY AS FOUND IIS THE FIRST WORDS OF ...
190
Genesis i 3Of Light he understands as it is seen in the spiritual creatures
191
That the Holy Spirit brings to us God
192
That nothing arose save by the gift of God
193
Allegorical explanation of Genesis chap i concerning the origin of the Church and its worship
194
That out of the children of the night and of the darkness children of the light and of the day are made
195
That no one but the Unchangeable Light knows himself
196
Of the lights and stars of heavenof day and night ver 14
197
All men should become lights in the firmament of heaven
198
Concerning reptiles and flying creatures ver 20the sacrament of Baptism being regarded
199
He explains the divine image ver 26 of the renewal of the mind
200
That to have power over all things ver 26 is to judge spiritually of all
201
Why God has blessed men fishes flying creatures and not herbs and the other animals ver 28
202
He explains the fruits of the earth ver 29 of works of mercy
203
Many arc ignorant as to this and ask for miracles which are signified under the names of fishes and whales
204
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 oirt of nothing
206
He prays God for that peace of rest which hath no evening
207
LETTER PACK I To Hermogenianus
219
To Zlnodius
220
Nebridius to Augustin
223
To Nebridius
224
Nebridius to Augustin
226
To Nebridius
227
To Nebridius
228
To Nebridius
231
To ROMANIANUS
232
Maximus to Augustin
233
To Maximus
234
To CgLESTINUS
235
To Gaius
236
To Bishop Valerius
237
To Bishop Aurelius
239
To Maximin
242
To Eusebius
262
To Eusebius
263
To Casulanus
265
To Simplicianus
270
To Profuturus
271
Jerome to Augustin
272
To Aurelius
275
To Glorius Eleusius etc
276
To Eleusius Glorius and the two Felixes
285
Publicola to Augustin
290
To Publicola
292
To Eudoxius
294
I To the Magistrates of Suffectum
295
To Crispinus
296
LIIL To Generosus
298
LETTER PAGE LVIII To Pammachius
316
TO VlCTORINUS
317
To Theodorus
318
To Severus
319
To QUINTIANUS
321
To Xantippus
322
To Crispinus
323
To Jerome
329
To PrEsidius
333
To the Donatists
343
To Felix and Hilarinus
344
To the Clergy etc of the Church of Hippo
345
A Challenge to a Manichean Teacher
349
LXXXIIL To Alvpius
361
To Novatus
363
To Paulus
364
To Cecilianus
365
To Januarius 300
369
To Festus
373
Nectarius to Augustin
376
To the Lady Italica
380
To Vincentius
382
To Brother Paulinus and Sister Thf rasia
401
To Olympius
404
To Olympius
405
To Boniface
406
XCTX To the very devout Italica
410
To Donatus
411
To Memor
412
To Deocratias
414
To my Lord and Brother Augustin
425
To Nectarius
427
To Victorianus
433
To Fortunatus
436
To Generosus
437
Augustin to Dioscorus 458
438
To his wellbeloved Brethren the Clergy etc
450
From Jerome to Augustin
451
To Albina Pinianus and Melania
452
To Alvpius
453
To Albina
455
To Proiia
459
To Lady Proba
469
CXXXIL To Volusianus
470
To Bishop Augustin
471
Marceu inus to Augustin
472
To Lord Volusianus
473
To Marcellinus
481
To Marcellinus
488
To the Inhabitants of Cirta
494
To Anastasius
495
To Pelagius
498
To Proba and Juliana
503
To CECIUANlS
504
Evodius to Augustin
509
To Evodius
513
Evodius to Augustin
515
To Marcellinus and Anapsychia
522
To Jerome
523
To Jerome
532
To Evodius
539
Jerome to Augustin
543
To Donatus
544
To Oceanus
547
XXXVIirTo Juliana
548
To Boniface
552
To Sixtus 554
554
CXCU To Celestine
555
Jerome to Augustin
556
Jerome to Alyfius and Augustin
557
To Felicia
558
To CElestine
560
To Felicitas Rusticus etc
562
To the Nuns
563
To Quintilianus
568
To Palatinus
571
To Proculus and Cylinus
572
To Boniface
573
To Alypius
576
To Honoratus
577
To Darius
581
To Darius
582
To the People of Madaura
585
To Ceretius
587
To Lampadius
588
To Auxilius
589
To Benenatus
591
To Nobilius
593

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Page 256 - Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
Page 404 - Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
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 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 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 465 - For the love of money is the root of all evil : which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Page 336 - While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. And they of the circumcision, which believed, were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Page 321 - For we are saved by hope : but hope that is seen is not hope : for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for ? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
Page 270 - Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee : hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity : the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Page 155 - Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.

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