Continuing my reading of Augustine’s work, I decided to read The Excidio Vrbis, and Other Sermons on the Fall of Rome. It is a short book, which compiles some texts that Augustine wrote and recited the year after the assault of Rome by the troops of Alarico. Although they are texts of a Christian nature,Continuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 10.”
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Some advice from Augustine, part 9.
This time, I read the Dialogue on Happiness, or De Beata Vita. It is an discussion between Augustine and some of his friends. The transcript of the dialogue was sent to another friend who was not present. The theme of this dialogue is the acquisition of happiness, which is what everyone wants. For Augustine, oneContinuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 9.”
Some advice from Augustine, part 8.
This time, I decided to read Against Academics. It is a series of discussions about the possibility of accurate knowledge. In it, Augustine argues that it is possible to know the truth, while his opponent argues that safe knowledge is not possible, although probable knowledge is possible. Of course, Augustine argues that the truth isContinuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 8.”
Some advice from Augustine, part 6.
Continuing my reading of Augustine’s work, I now deal with some advice that I found in the Confessions and in De Magistro. I already talked about the latter in a text about rape. Confessions is an autobiographical philosophical reflection of Augustine. He remembers his life and reflects on it philosophically. But De Magistro is aContinuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 6.”
Some advice from Augustine, part 5.
This time, I decided to read The Consecrated Virginity . I remember that once, when I said I was a “virgin”, my oldest friend said that it is not good for the man to use that term to describe himself, because originally “virgin” was an exclusively feminine term. And, in fact, reading this book, IContinuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 5.”
Some advice from Augustine, part 4.
This time, I decided to read the short The Care Due to the Dead. I already knew more or less the content of this treaty, considering what Augustine says about Monica in the Confessions. According to Agostinho, in the Confessions, Monica did not care about the place where she would be buried, since no placeContinuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 4.”
Some advice from Augustine, part 3.
This time, I read the book The Trinity. As some of you know, I was once the only agnostic in a family of four, three of whom were Jehovah’s Witnesses. Sometimes the pressure was overwhelming. In any case, when you live with Jehovah’s Witnesses, you end up learning some things by osmosis and one ofContinuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 3.”
Some advice from Augustine, part 2.
You have seen this before and now you will see it again. As I finished reading Augustine’s next book, it’s time to show what I learned by reading it. This time, it’s Christian Doctrine. Despite its name, it is a hermeneutics and oratory manual, albeit oriented towards students and preachers. I try to focus moreContinuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 2.”
Some advice from Augustine, part 1.
I said last time that I was reading the City of God, by Augustine. Now that I have finished reading at least the first books of this work, I can share what I learned by reading them. I managed to get some things out of it that are still useful today, since Augustine is aContinuar lendo “Some advice from Augustine, part 1.”
Notes on “Confessions”.
“Confessions” was written by Augustine. Below are some notes I made about his text. They aren’t quotations and may not reflect my views on a given subject. It seems like some people can’t function without having a religion. To talk about a god without knowing that god risks you to talk about the wrong god.Continuar lendo “Notes on “Confessions”.”