TAN Direction Episode 19 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: On The World’s Creation


Episode 19 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: On The World’s Creation

Dr. Paul Thigpen delves into Saint Augustine’s ideas on creation and its parallels to salvation history. This episode of The Commentaries starts with Augustine’s prayer emphasizing God’s prevenient grace, highlighting that even our turning to Him is enabled by His preparation. Dr. Thigpen guides us through Augustine’s intricate connections between cosmic and human history, drawing parallels from Genesis to the Sacraments.

Episode 19 covers Book XIII, Chapters 1-34.

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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