Welcome to The Commentaries season on The Confessions of St. Augustine! Dr. Paul Thigpen serves as your guide for this classic spiritual autobiography. The series begins with an overview of St. Augustine’s life and times in the late fourth and early fifth centuries, marked by political turmoil, the fall of Rome, and spiritual challenges. St. Augustine’s restless spiritual journey, from a childhood influenced by both Christianity and paganism to his eventual embrace of the Christian faith, is explored. The commentary emphasizes St. Augustine’s prolific writings, including The Confessions, The City of God, and his teachings on love and Christian life, offering insights into his profound impact on Western thought and spirituality. The relevance of St. Augustine’s wisdom in today’s unsettled times is also highlighted, urging listeners to seek solace in the eternal amid the chaos of the world.
Episode one covers the translator’s note.