Discovering Saint Augustine

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introduction

I bought this little book written by Carlo Chiurco.

It is for me a good introduction to a fantastic man who had very appealing goals and thoughts. Among others his philosophy that reason, philosophy,s cience  and faith can live together in harmony. This is something i have tried to achieve during these last 4 years ending up with my pantheistic  Genesis in  www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/the-pantheistic-genesis/

His life is described in “the confessions”  available in pdf and epub format  on archive.org/details/confessionsofsta00augu
The Italian film about him is based upon the confessions.

Index

Main thoughts

He said many things. But I like most of all these

  • His looking for truth
  • His view about God
  • Reason and faith can live together in harmony
  • The human soul is the most important trace of God.
  • understand to believe
  • believe to understand

Conclusion

The thougths of St Augustin are very inspiring.  I continue to read the book above as he helps me in my own search of God, the Creation, among others the human being and myself.