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  1. Introduction
  2. Augustine and Catholicism
  3. Catholic theology
  4. Augustine's conversion
  5. The ordinary aspect of the book
  6. Conclusion

For this book club I spent a lot of time looking into all of the books on the list that I had never heard of. I read the summary of each of the books on the list and eventually settled on The Confessions by Saint Augustine. I chose this book because it seemed like the Catholic equivalent to Siddhartha which I had previously read and enjoyed and had really gotten a lot out of. Even though I grew up in a Christian family, I did not really know a lot about Catholicism and what would lead a person to that belief. This book is an autobiography but is written as a prayer. The last four chapters in this book was less about his life, but rather his questions, theories and philosophies.

[...] After Augustine's conversion, the autobiographical aspect of Confessions is over. In the last four chapters Augustine recorded his questions, theories and philosophies. He discussed such topics as the mind- boggling palindrome of memories, human's desire for true happiness, and God's reason for creating the earth in the ?beginning?. One of the ideas that Augustine had a strong fixation on and struggled most with was God as a spiritual existence rather than a physical one. He spent much of his book questing God's size, appearance, and his presence on the earth. [...]


[...] A review of The confessions For this book club I spent a lot of time looking into all of the books on the list that I had never heard of. I read the summary of each of the books on the list and eventually settled on The Confessions by Saint Augustine. I chose this book because it seemed like the Catholic equivalent to Siddhartha which I had previously read and enjoyed and had really gotten a lot out of. Even though I grew up in a Christian family, I did not really know a lot about Catholicism and what would lead a person to that belief. [...]

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