TAN Direction Episode 11 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Last Steps Toward Conversion


Episode 11 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Last Steps Toward Conversion

Dr. Paul Thigpen explores the final stages of Saint Augustine’s journey towards his conversion to Catholicism. Augustine reflects on his internal struggles, including the battle between the old and new wills within him. Augustine encounters with Saint Simplicianus, who shares the inspiring story of Victorinus’ conversion, emphasizing the importance of public commitment to the Christian faith. The episode concludes with Augustine’s profound prayer, seeking divine grace through Jesus Christ to overcome his inner conflicts and move closer to the path of salvation.

Episode 11 covers Book VIII, chapters 1-5.

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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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