Saint Augustine 's Confessions : A Diverse Mix Of Autobiography, Philosophy, And Interpretation Of The Christian Bible
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Saint Augustine’s Confessions are a diverse mix of autobiography, philosophy, and interpretation of the Christian Bible. Born and raised in Thagaste, in eastern Algeria, he has two sisters and a brother name Navigius. His father, Patricus, a small landowner and an official of the local government is still a pagan. Monica, his mother is a devout Christian. Augustine starts off by praising to God and that it is the natural desire of all men. However, Augustine does not have a lot of knowledge about God because he felt that he is too weak and powerless for God to come to him and help him. All throughout his life, he was very educated. Yet he made a lot of sins from birth through adulthood. Such as crying and tantrums of infancy; boyhood…show more content… As a “doctor” of the Church, he defended Christianity against false (heretic) interpretation. After his conversion, he refused to teach rhetoric. Yet, in the end, no matter what sin he had done, he found his savior which is God. Augustine then writes about how to convey God’s truth to diverse audiences and demonstrates that both the Bible and one’s own life are texts to be read and assessed against the true Cristian Doctrine. The last four books offer an interpretation of the opening of the Book of Genesis. As mention before when Augustine’s converted to Christianity his appropriation of Platonic ideas uses his past sins and later confesses to God. This will eventually enhance his mind and soul. The consequences of this appropriation are that sins can be ‘pleasurable’ which will tremendously affect Augustine’s life.
Saint Augustine’s all truth is God who speaks through the Bible. All throughout his younger years, he admits that he had done a lot of sins. But the one thing he kept on repeating was the sin about the pear tree. Many people might wonder why Augustine makes such a major ordeal about it, yet this act denotes an important moment in Augustine 's life. This is the first of his wrongdoings that he can recall. It is also the start of everything. He does not really do it for any reason since he’s not by any means starving, and doesn’t eat the pears. So this act is really an entirely vile occasion and will eventually create more sins