Search For Absolute And Infinite Truth Within The Realms And Extensions Of Love And Beauty Essay

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In search for absolute and infinite truth within the realms and extensions of love and beauty, Augustine stumbles upon various belief systems during his pursuit of full faith. Confessions provides an autobiographical depiction of the struggles Augustine faces, and arranges a mode in which he can self-reflect and search his soul for the true origins and realities of his destined belief. Dispersion of scripture within each book shows his passionate belief that God was with and within him at all points in his life, even when worldly views and possessions disordered his being. His reading of Cicero’s Hortensius allowed for Augustine to critically analyze life through a philosophical lense, with him then delving into the Scriptures of the bible. Cicero’s works had its negative impacts as well, initially rendering Augustine unable to appreciate the Scriptures based on its unsophisticated latin prose. Rhetoric becomes a main basis in which he analyzes belief systems. Faltering over his irresponsible adolescence and education, the fallible Manichaean system, and other systems Augustine was able to dissuade such fallacies and discover the truth and fulfilment that is provided in Christianity. Within his adolescence, Augustine struggled to discover the importance of life beyond that of worldly delights and entered his most sinful phase of life that defiled his soul. He became deeply entranced by the pleasures provided by the temporary world rather than what is extended beyond these

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