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Soliloquies: Augustine's Inner Dialogue

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Selected writings from "The Works of Saint Augustine -- A Translation for the 21st Century."
paper, 103 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by New City Press (first published December 12th 1969)
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Very Platonic. A dialogue with Reason, incarnated as a goddess as Philosophy is incarnated to Boethius, though he notes within the text that really he is talking to himself, Augustine seeks Wisdom. Reason is something like Wisdom's friend, who examines her suitors and helps her choose one to whom to give herself.

Reason first interrogates Augustine to see if he is worthy. Does he love her above all things? What is he willing to give up? Women? Riches? Fame? What would he endure for her? Sufferin
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O God, Founder of the Universe, help me, that, first of all, I may pray aright: and next, that I may act as one worthy to be heard by Thee: and, finally, set me free.3 God, through whom all things are, which of themselves could have no being; God, who dost not permit that to perish, whose tendency it is to destroy itself! God, who hast created out of nothing4 this world, which the eyes of all perceive to be most beautiful!5 God, who dost not cause evil, but dost cause that it shall not become th ...more
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Augustine of Hippo, also known as St. Augustine, St. Austin, was bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba, Algeria). He was a Latin philosopher and theologian from the Africa Province of the Roman Empire and is generally considered as one of the greatest Christian thinkers of all times. His writings were very influential in the development of Western Christianity. According to his contemporary J ...more
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