TAN Direction Episode 13 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: The New Christian


Episode 13 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: The New Christian

Dr. Paul Thigpen delves into Saint Augustine’s early days as a believer, focusing on his dramatic conversion and entry into the Catholic Church. Augustine’s transformation involved a profound change of heart, redirecting his will from worldly attachments to God’s desires. Learn about Augustine’s struggle with ethical dilemmas in his career as a professor of rhetoric, his miraculous healing, the baptism of his son, and the discovery of saints’ relics. The episode concludes with Augustine’s prayerful reflections and sets the stage for a future exploration of his mother, St. Monica.

Episode 13 covers Book IX, Chapters 1-7.

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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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