St Augustine was born on November 13, 354 AD
We have previously examined St Augustine’s life as well as his Confessions in part. Please review the previously posted material so that you receive a fuller picture of the work and the man. With respect to Book 3, this pertains to his early studies of rhetoric in Carthage. This developed his love of wisdom though exposure to Cicero’s Hortensius. Lacking faith in scripture, he sought truth of good and evil through Manichaeism. At the end of the book, his mother, Monica, dreams of her son’s return to the Catholic church.
Book 3 of The Confessions of St Augustine may be read here:
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