It is this confession of faith that keeps Augustine's focus on his human readers. By expressing his faith through the vehicle of his life story, Augustine hopes to bring his readers to a better understanding of God's grace.
Stylistically, these opening chapters pile question upon question, each one seemingly unanswerable and contradictory, but always resolvable by reference to God's compassion and generosity... Showed first 250 characters
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In one long paragraph, Augustine attempts to describe the all-encompassing nature of God by expressing a series of opposites: God is hidden but always present; gathering to himself but not needing anything; recovering things lost but experiencing no loss... Showed next 250 characters
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Q: One of the few things that Luther said that I liked was the last line "Christ and God is the thing of our faith and that we are the faith. How do you respond to that?
First look at "we are the faith", we are not the faith then there is no God or Christ...
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Definition of Faith
Faith enables the believing soul to treat the future as present and the invisible
as seen. Faith gives reality and proof of things unseen, treating them as if they were already objects of sight rather than hope...
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Augustine & Kierkegaard
When Silentio writes on the knights of infinite resignation he speaks of those who resign to the irrationality of their situation and will act out of obedience rather than faith, which speaks to those who have blind submission to the church...
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Problem free will
For St. Augustine, who lived between A.D. 354 and A.D. 430 and is one of greatest Church Fathers of Christianity, the problem of evil was a very hard question to cope with especially in Christian beliefs...
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The Two Visions Of St. Augustine
Vision 1: "... in an instant of awe, my mind attained to the sight of the God who IS. Then, at last, I caught sight of your invisible nature, as it is known through your creatures...
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Augustine And Conversion
Conversion can best be defined as surrendering a particular way of life in order to accept another. The very nature of this process indicates the presence of sacrifice...
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Saint Augustine of Hippo
Aurilius Augustine was born in Tagaste in 354 A.D. to a pagan father and a saintly mother. His father, although poor and uneducated, was a Roman citizen and official...