TAN Direction Episode 20 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Rest and Peace At Last


Episode 20 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Rest and Peace At Last

Dr. Paul Thigpen concludes The Commentaries: The Confessions of St. Augustine by delving into the final chapters where Saint Augustine reflects on the Sabbath as a symbol of eternal rest and peace in heaven. Augustine’s journey from soulful disorder to divine order underscores the importance of loving God above all else, as disordered loves lead to inner turmoil. Through deep spiritual insight, Augustine unveils the concept of Sabbath rest as a foreshadowing of eternal tranquility, emphasizing that ultimate peace is found in God alone, culminating in a profound prayer for the everlasting peace of the Sabbath.

Episode 20 covers Book XIII, Chapters 35-38.

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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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