9781565481428

Soliloquies : Augustine's Interior Dialogue

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    9781565481428

  • ISBN10:

    1565481429

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: New City Pr

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Summary

Selected writings from "The Works of Saint Augustine -- A Translation for the 21st Century."

Author Biography

Augustine of Hippo is one of the greatest thinkers and writers in the Western world. After he became a Christian, he was made bishop of Hippo in Africa where he was very influential in civil and church affairs. With more than 113 books, 200 letters and 500 sermons he has left a lasting impact on Western philosophy and culture

Table of Contents

Introduction 7(15)
Translator's Preface 15(4)
Soliloquies
Book I
Purpose
19(1)
Prayer
20(5)
I want to know God and the soul
25(1)
How much I want to know God
26(2)
What does it mean to know God?
28(3)
Differences
31(1)
The purified mind and contemplation
32(2)
Vision
34(1)
Illumination
35(1)
Are we healthy?
36(1)
Various pleasures
37(2)
Justice
39(2)
Search for ourselves and for God
41(3)
Lover of wisdom
44(2)
Cast off the things of the senses
46(2)
To know truth
48(7)
Notes
52(3)
Book II
Living, existing, understanding
55(2)
Truth cannot perish
57(1)
The soul lives forever
58(3)
The cosmic soul
61(2)
Appearances
63(2)
Resemblance and the senses
65(3)
Similarity and dissimilarity; Soliloquies
68(2)
Turmoils with Reason
70(2)
A definition of false
72(1)
Contradicting elements
73(2)
The discipline of grammar
75(3)
The subject and what is in the subject
78(1)
The immortality of the soul
79(3)
Various Quandaries
82(1)
True and false natures
83(5)
Truth is neither body nor emptiness
88(2)
Shapes
90(1)
Immortal truth to the immortality of the soul
91(2)
Imagination and truth
93(4)
Notes
96(1)
Index 97

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