TAN Direction Episode 2 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: God and the Soul


Episode 2 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: God and the Soul

Dr. Paul Thigpen explores Saint Augustine’s spiritual journey, discussing his initial questions about God and the soul. The Confessions is identified as the first spiritual autobiography in the Christian tradition, shedding light on Augustine’s early years and providing detailed insights into his thoughts on theology, devotion, philosophy, and psychology. Thigpen emphasizes the devotional aspects of the work, highlighting Augustine’s acknowledgment of God’s attributes and the complexities of human existence as he traverses from death to life.

Episode two covers an overview of the book and the first chapters of Book I.

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Paul Thigpen, PhD, is an internationally known speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning journalist. He has published fifty-nine 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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