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Augustines Confessions Essay In the Confessions Saint Augustine addressed himself articulately and passionately to the persistent questions that stirred the minds and hearts of men since time beganthe existence of God Religions thrived on answering the unanswerable questions of the universe and people were able to find solace in the answers The Confessions tells a story in the form of a long conversion with God Through this conversion to Catholic Christianity Augustine encounters many aspects of love The following essay will further explore the fundamental aspect of love which guided Augustine towards the ultimate relationship with God Throughout the Confessions love and wisdom the desire to love and be loved and his love for his mistress are all driving forces for Augustines desire to find peace in God Augustine uses love as his gate to Gods grace Augustine often experiences darkness blindness and confusion while attempting to find harmony in God but he knows that when he eventually finds Him his restless heart will be saved Beginging in his early childhood years he struggled with a uneasy heart because he had to live in two different worlds These worlds consisted of that of his mothers religious faith and the world of everything else These two worlds confused and disturbed Augustine as a child In his mothers world talk consisted of Christ the Savior and about the mighty God who helps us especially to go to heaven In the materialistic world talk was about achieving greatness It seems that if he were to live in both of these worlds his life would turn out to be nothing He believed that he would not accomplish anything he would be remembered for He became unhappy with the idea of his life amounting to nothing This is why Augustine turned to love He felt that love might render a direct purpose in life and would help him through his conversion Saint Augustine
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