A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church: The confessions and letters of St. Augustin, with a sketch of his life and work

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Christian literature Company, 1886
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He leads to reformation his friend Alypius seized with madness for the Circensian games
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The same when at Rome being led by others into the Amphitheatre is delighted with the gladiatorial games
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Innocent Alypius being apprehended as a thief is set at liberty by the cleverness of an architect
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The wonderful integrity of Alypius in judgment The lasting friendship of Nebridius with Augustin
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Being troubled by his grievous errors he meditates entering on a new life
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Being urged by his mother to take a wife he sought a maiden that was pleasing unto him
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He dismisses one mistress and chooses another
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HE RECALLS THE BEGINNING OF HIS YOUTH i e THE THIRTYFIRST YEAR OF HIS AGE IN WHICH VERY GRAVE ERRORS AS TO THE ...
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The disputation of Nebridius against the Manichæans on the question Whether God be corruptible or incorruptible?
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That God is not corruptible who if He were would not be God at all
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He refutes the divinations of the astrologers deduced from the constellations
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He is severely exercised as to the origin of evil
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By Gods assistance he by degrees arrives at the truth
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Divine things are the more clearly manifested to him who withdraws into the recesses of his heart
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That creatures are mutable and God alone immutable
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Whatever is owes its being to God III
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Jesus Christ the Mediator is the only way of safety
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He rejoices that he proceeded from Plato to the Holy Scriptures and not the reverse
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What he found in the sacred books which are not to be found in Plato
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HAVING MANIFESTED WHAT HE WAS AND WHAT HE IS HE SHOWS THE GREAT FRUIT OF HIS CONFESSION
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God cannot be attained unto by the power of memory which beasts and birds possess
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Of the very dangerous allurements of the eyes on account of beauty of form God
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There is only a moment of present time
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The discovery of truth is difficult but God has promised that he who seeks shall find
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What may have been the form of matter
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What error is harmless in Sacred Scripture
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He calls upon God and proposes to himself to worship Him
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That the symbols of the Trinity in man To Be To Know and To Will are never
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That no one but the Unchangeable Light knows himself
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He refutes the opinions of the Manichæans and the Gnostics concerning the origin
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That the Holy Spirit brings to us God
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LETTER
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I
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TO ZENOBIUS III TO NEBRIDIUS IV To Nebridius CONTENTS OF THE LETTERS
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NEBRIDIUS TO AUGUSTIN NEBRIDIUS TO AUGUSTIN VI
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TO NEBRIDIUS
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VIII
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IX
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TO NEBRIDIUS X TO NEBRIDIUS XI TO NEBRIDIUS XIII TO NEBRIDIUS XIV TO NEBRIDIUS
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TO ROMANIANUS
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MAXIMUS TO AUGUSTIN
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Page 451 - Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel...
Page 305 - Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Page 274 - To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak : I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
Page 298 - Moses' seat : all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do ; but do not ye after their works : for they say, and do not.
Page 239 - Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
Page 288 - Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.
Page 380 - Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts : and then shall every man have praise of God.
Page 391 - Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Page 392 - For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travailest not; for the desolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband.
Page 343 - Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : A fire shall devour before Him, And it shall be very tempestuous round about Him.

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