Augustine's Search for God in "Confessions" Essay by Beth

Augustine's Search for God in "Confessions"
Reflection upon St. Augustine's search for God in his life only to realize that God was working through Augustine's daily experiences.
# 60075 | 933 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US

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This paper shows how, in his "Confessions", Augustine reflects back on his life, particularly his memories of Monica, his mother and Adeodatus, his son, and interprets their meanings as God working through daily intervention to change the way Augustine thinks and feels.

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"The Confessions is St. Augustine's reflection back on his life, and his search for God during it. He chronicles his experiences from birth until the present time, and explains the deeper meaning that he now sees in each one. Through his reflection, his is able to deeper understand the ways in which God works, and is able to unite with God in spirit. It is through this deeper understanding that in the time he was searching for God in earthly ideas and objects, God was within him all along. Augustine did not find God while searching for him, God revealed himself to Augustine through Augustine's personal history and experience."

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