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.
|Title of host publication||The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Confessions|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|