TAN Direction Episode 10 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: The Mediator, Jesus Christ


Episode 10 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: The Mediator, Jesus Christ

In the tenth episode of The Commentaries series on The Confessions of Saint Augustine, Dr. Paul Thigpen delves into Augustine’s exploration of his evolving understanding of Jesus Christ as the mediator with God. Augustine reflects on his spiritual journey, acknowledging the lingering obstacle of worldly desires and his struggle with a fractured heart. As he grapples with the limitations of reason alone, Augustine finds the key to spiritual strength and understanding in embracing Jesus as the mediator between God and humanity, recognizing the profound mystery of the Incarnation. The episode emphasizes the importance of humility, the healing power of divine mercy, and the transformative impact of God’s grace as revealed in Scripture.

Episode ten covers Book VII, chapters 17-21.

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Paul Thigpen, PhD, is an internationally known speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning journalist. He has published more than sixty books, including the Manual for Spiritual Warfare, Saints Who Saw Hell, and Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Catholic Faith. In addition, he has published more than five hundred journal and magazine articles in more than forty religious and secular periodicals. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into sixteen languages. Paul graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a BA in Religious Studies. Awarded the Woodruff, Javitz, and Salvatori Fellowships for graduate study, he earned an MA and PhD in historical theology from Emory University. In 2008, Paul was appointed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to their National Advisory Council. He has also served the Church as a university theology professor, historian, apologist, catechist, and musician.

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