Confessions by St. Augustine Book Review by hicaliber

Confessions by St. Augustine
This paper discusses salvation as the path towards goodness and looks at the purpose of humanity in life in "Confessions" by St. Augustine.
# 95271 | 1,838 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on May 20, 2007 in History (Religion) , Literature (World) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper centers its discussion and analysis on St. Augustine's "Confessions," discussing in detail its dominant theme of "salvation as God's grace to humanity". The writer assumes the position that, according to St. Augustine, salvation is the path towards goodness and determines the purpose of humanity in life. The writer discusses in detail, with evidences from the "Confessions," how this thesis is proven in accordance to St Augustine's experiences and eventual conversion to being a Christian. The writer concludes that, ultimately, "Confessions" tells its readers that Salvation is the primary mover, influence, and factor that drive humanity to the path of goodness, whether this is prescribed by Christianity, or by St Augustine himself.

"Men are born with Sin"
Only God can save humanity from sin through good works

Sample of Sources Used:

  • St Augustine. (1994). Confessions of St Augustine. A. Outler (Ed.). Dallas: Southern Methodist UP.
  • Vashum, A. (2005). "Liberation as a Theological Theme: Exploring the Theme of Liberation in the Works of Some Selected Theologians." Asia Journal of Theology, Vol. 19, Issue 2.

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