The Confessions

The Confessions (Paperback)

By Aurelius Augustinus 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217625118
EAN: 9780217625111
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 446
Publish Date: 2009-8-16
Binding: Paperback
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: it doth end in Thee, since in Thee all such things are; for they would have no way of passing away unless Thou sus- tainedst them. And since Thy years shall have no end,1 Thy years are an ever present day. And how many of ours and our fathers' days have passed through this Thy day, and received from it their measure and fashion of being, and others yet to come shall so receive and pass away But Thou art the same;2 and all the things of to-morrow and the days yet to come, and all of yesterday and the days that are past, Thou wilt do to-day, Thou hast done to-day. What is it to me if any understand not ? Let him still rejoice and say, What is this ?3 Let him rejoice even so, and rather love to discover in failing to discover, than in discovering not to discover Thee. Chap. vn.?He shows by examples that even infancy is prone to sin. 11. Hearken, 0 God Alas for the sins of men Man saith this, and Thou dost compassionate him; for Thou didst create him, but didst not create the sin that is in him. Who bringeth to my remembrance the sin of my infancy ? For before Thee none is free from sin, not even the infant which has lived but a day upon the earth. Who bringeth this to my remembrance ? Doth not each little one, in whom I behold that which I do not remember of myself? In what, then, did I sin ? Is it that I cried for the breast ? If I should now so cry, ?not indeed for the breast, but for the food suitable to my years, ?I should be most justly 1 Ps. cii. 27. 2 Hid. 3 Ex. xvi. 15. This is one of the alternative translations put against '.' it is manna in the margin of the authorized version. It is the literal significance of the Hebrew, and is so translated in most of the old English versions. Augustine indicates thereby the attitude of faith. Many things we are ...
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Title: The Confessions
Publisher: General Books
Author: Aurelius Augustinus
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217625118
EAN: 9780217625111
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 446
Publish Date: 2009-8-16
Binding: Paperback

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