From the central early church theologian, Augustine (354-430), we are reading his masterwork Confessions. Written between 297-398, Augustine explores his inner life with God begining in his early years of sexual indulgence up through his long but dramatic conversion to Christianity. Told with art and honesty, we will use this book to understand the meanings of Christian conversion and holiness. We will also use this book to help us learn about the genre of conversion autobiographies in which we will come to learn that this book is the foundational work.
”Late have I loved you, beauty so old and so new: late have I loved you.” (X.xxvi.37)