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Blogging the Confessions: Puberty and Passions

Confessions II.i(1) – II.ii(4) Puberty is a confusing and hectic time in an adolescent’s life. I was no different and Augustine was no different. Growth spurts, the influx of hormones, an acute awareness of the opposite sex creates a trifecta

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Blogging the Confessions: Pleasure

Confessions 1.xvii(27) – 1.xx(31) Augustine, in Confessions, could never be accused of making little of his sin. The entire work is filled with confessions, hence the title. However, he does also acknowledge the influence of the pagan myths upon his

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Blogging the Confessions: Education

Confessions 1.xiii(22) – 1.xvi(26) I found this section of book one in Augustine’s confessions to be particularly interesting. He speaks of the education that he received as a young boy. Looking back he realizes that he was taught the myths

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Blogging the Confessions: Boys will be Boys

Confessions Book 1.viii(13) – 1.xiii(20) During his boyhood Augustine was like most other children. His interest lay in games, not in school. Unfortunately, for a boy with Augustine’s interests, the educators of his day were given license to use whatever

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Religion and Republic

I want to continue the discussion I started last Tuesday on the subject of religion and republic. However, in light of the events of yesterday with the death of Usama Bin Ladin it seems appropriate to steer my thoughts in

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Blogging the Confessions – Pagan Baby

Confessions 1.vi.(8) – 1.vii.(12) Augustine continues the opening of his Confessions by reminiscing about his infancy. He states in 1.vii.(12), “this period of my life [infancy], Lord, I do not remember having lived, but I have believed what others have

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Considering Nudity

Isaiah 20 A Sign Against Egypt and Cush In the year that the commander in chief, who was sent by Sargon the king of Assyria, came to Ashdod and fought against it and captured it— at that time the LORD

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