Saint Augustine

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Conversations of the West: Antiquity and the Enlightenment 11:00-12:15 October 17, 2005 Saint Augustine – Confessions The Confessions by Augustine have a lot of stories that Augustine had throughout his life. Some may think that these stories are quite unique and different, but a lot of the paths that Augustine took can be seen in my own life. I saw a lot of similarities between Augustine’s life and my life. The bad choices that Augustine made are just from human instinct and it can be seen in my life and probably also a lot of other people’s lives. The rush one gets from sin as Augustine did is something people desire, not because of the sinful part, but because it feels good to be bad. During books one and two, Augustine talks a lot about love and his strong desire to love which eventually led to lust. Augustine was already thinking about sex as a youth, just like any other teenager. “Bodily desire, like a morass and adolescent sex welling up within me exuded mists which clouded over and obscured my heart, so that I could not
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CONWEST 101 taught by Professor Arcilla during the Fall '08 term at NYU.

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