Written by Saint Augustine of Hippo, Confessions is the saint's autobiography that features 13 books that detail his early life and his conversion to Christianity as a result of the sin that he had incurred in his youth. Throughout the series, he also delivers his philosophical ponderings and ideas on theology, and it becomes evident that each event that has occurred in his life has had something to do with religion, as Saint Augustine is able to bridge the connections between these two very important topics. His sinful ways, he explains, came to an end when he traveled to Milan, where he realized for the first time that Catholicism would be the answer to his seemingly interminable quest to find freedom from sin.
While the first three quarters of the book detail his youth and his journey toward God, the last quarter of the book is really his attempt to encourage people to follow in his path. He aims to inspire all who hear Confessions and convince them that though they may have sinned in their lives, they can always make a return to God. Saint Augustine closes with a very thought-out and detailed analysis of Genesis and the Holy Trinity.
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