TAN Direction Episode 16 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Life in Christ


Episode 16 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Life in Christ

Saint Augustine grapples with the complexities of the Christian life. Dr. Paul Thigpen relays how Augustine ponders the nature of happiness, suggesting that our innate desire for it may stem from a primal memory of the blessed life. He explores universal love for truth and the paradox of truth often being met with hatred. As he examines various temptations, from lust to the craving for praise, Augustine emphasizes the need for God’s mercy and grace in overcoming human frailties. Allow Augustine’s introspective journey to inspire you to seek truth and divine guidance amidst life’s trials and temptations.

Episode 16 covers Book X, Chapters 20-43.

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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