TAN Direction Episode 18 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Pathways in Scripture

 

Episode 18 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Pathways in Scripture

Emphasizing the necessity of humility and charity when approaching Scripture, Dr. Paul Thigpen delves into Book XII of The Confessions of St. Augustine. Augustine’s prayerful reflection leads us to recognize the layers of meaning within even the simplest biblical passages. He navigates various interpretations of Genesis, highlighting the importance of humility in acknowledging our limited understanding. Augustine’s call to unity and love amidst diverse interpretations encapsulates the essence of approaching Scripture with reverence and open-heartedness.

Episode 18 covers Book XII, Chapters 1-31.

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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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