God

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Abstract

Whether Augustine is eager to increase knowledge of God in his “Confessions,” to refute heterodox ideas – even ideas that he himself once espoused – about God the creator of matter, space, and time, or whether his aim is to heighten a particular awareness of God, he always tries to convince his readers that God is present in creation and in themselves (cf. Books 1–10), and is close to humankind (cf. Books 11–13). But as a person who is incomprehensible to human beings, God is always as much hidden as he is near.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Confessions
EditorsTarmo Toom
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages123-137
ISBN (Electronic)9781108672405
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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