TAN Direction Episode 6 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Wanderings of the Mind and Heart


Episode 6 – The Confessions of St. Augustine: Wanderings of the Mind and Heart

Dr. Paul Thigpen explores the historical context of Saint Augustine’s association with the Manichean sect, a radical offshoot of Gnosticism. Augustine’s journey unfolds, revealing his struggles with lust, his embrace of Manichean beliefs, and the profound impact of a friend’s conversion on his own spiritual path, ultimately leading to a heartfelt portrayal of grief over the friend’s death.

Episode six covers Book IV, chapters 1-16.

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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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