TAN Direction Episode 15 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Reflections on Human Memory


Episode 15 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Reflections on Human Memory

Dr. Paul Thigpen delves into Saint Augustine’s profound exploration of human memory’s role in spiritual life. Augustine’s introspection reveals his deep interest in the soul’s faculties and his motivation to share his past for enlightenment and self-improvement. Through his confession, he seeks understanding and connection with those who possess loving hearts, fostering gratitude, prayer, repentance, and a pursuit of God’s presence beyond the limits of memory. Augustine’s reflections not only humble readers with the complexity of the mind but also inspire a journey towards divine connection and enlightenment.

Episode 15 covers Book X, Chapters 1-19.

Meet Your Host

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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