TAN Direction Episode 4 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Early Youth


Episode 4 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Early Youth

St. Augustine reflects on the shattering impact of sin, describing how it fragments and scatters the soul. He delves into the disorder of love, emphasizing the need to love God above all else. The narrative unfolds with Augustine’s struggle, influenced by his parents’ actions, his friends, and his own disordered affections, leading him into a life of sin. Dr. Paul Thigpen concludes this episode with Augustine expressing gratitude for God’s forgiveness and grace.

Episode four covers Book II, chapters 1-10.

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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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