Devotion and Marriage

Paul the apostle chose celibacy in order to have all of his time and energy to serve spiritual ends. This is just a practical reality. Augustine found this out, and later became a celibate monk (his friends were married, he was not).

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I Will Carry You

Realizing that the completion of my Christian walk depends on God and not on my level of commitment or strength or goodness. I can screw up royally and still God will keep me. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within...

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Arrogant Intellectualism

As an intellectual himself, Augustine reflected on the mini years he looked down upon the Bible, thinking it two simple, filling in didacticism, and basically fairy stories for children. Later, he realized that his own arrogance and the people that he fell in with were...

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Extramarital Sex

Augustine is well known for lamenting his years before he became a Christian. He seems overly rocked with guilt over his sexual escapades. As a young, Well to do intellectual in college he did with a lot of men did back then, which is to...

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A Summary of Augustine’s City of God

1 Introduction to City of God Augustine lived through what became obvious was the end of the millennium-long Roman empire. It would seem hard to fathom that such a kingdom could ever end, but this decline helped Augustine realize that all human kingdoms end, but...

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Finding Home

This quote is probably one of Augustine’s most famous, and it expresses a deep profound truth. Nothing in this world can truly satisfy the soul, because we are made for God and cannot rest until we are restored to him.

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