Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series Volume I - The Confessions and Letters of St. Augustine

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Philip Schaff
Cosimo, Inc., 2007 M05 1 - 636 pages
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"The Council of Nicaea in 325 AD marked the beginning of a new era in Christianity. For the first time, doctrines were organized into a single creed. The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers did most of their writing during and after this important event in Church history. Unlike the previous era of Christian writing, the Nicene and Post-Nicene era is dominated by a few very important and prolific writers. In Volume I of the 14-volume collected writings of the Nicenes and Post-Nicenes (first published between 1886 and 1889), readers will discover some of the writings of Saint Augustine, recognized as a great religious figure by many Christian sects. He is the patron of the Augustinian monks, who live their lives according to the values found in Augustines writings. In the Confessions, Augustine speaks honestly about his sins as a youth and the saving grace he discovered when he found God. In the Letters, the true personality of Augustine shines through. He is one of the major theological resources of his time, and so through his correspondences, audiences can see what issues plagued the newly unified Christian religion and come to know the man who helped shape Western religion as we know it."

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Thanks Philip for your Job and plse have a look and enjoy to this Poetry Studio - Augustine of Hippo and A Human Being passionate and alive, 21st Century Autor:Josemaría Alvira
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Searching and Finding…an Art in Itself ( buscARTE y encontrARTE ) Presents: FEEL
By design. By nature and until their very last breath.
Human Beings have had, have and will have the possibility of experiencing
The Divine Presence of God inside Them.
My mind is at peace and has fallen silent
I have crossed the threshold of thoughts
I am in the domain of Feeling
I am filled with light and harmony. I am a space of light,
and within that light… darkness and within that darkness… light,
a light that is not created by the Sun
nor by any sun, nor by anything or anyone
a space without dimensions
not bound by time, no before, no after
no near, no far
no high, no low
no right, no left,
a universe complete in itself
that has no need to change, filled with the harmony of music
and in my stillness, the silence is no longer so silent
a wave comes it rocks me in a gentle rhythm,
it is ... the caress of the Creator
it is ... the coming and going of the breath
the pleasure it gives… is such that it fills my mouth with a delicate exquisiteness,
so Pure… that it cleanses me of sin
and so Holy… that it dissolves evil
and so certain…and so real that it erases all doubt fear or ambiguity.
With no pillars to support it nor anything that needs to be supported,
inside me
the Creator
built his Abode
of Light
The Gentle Beat of His Presence
A Spring of Holy Pure Nectar
A Delicate Clean Aroma
The Perfume of God
When you are close to God
*the God that resides within you… that reality that resides within you*
you cannot help but smell his perfume
The Perfume of God
A Human Being, 21st Century
What I love when I love my God
Not with uncertain, but with assured consciousness do I love Thee, O Lord. Thou hast stricken my heart with Thy word, and I loved Thee. And also the heaven, and earth, and all that is therein, behold, on every side;
they say that I should love Thee; nor do they cease to speak unto all, "so that they are without excuse“
But what is it that I love in loving thee ?
Not physical beauty,
nor the splendour of time,
nor the radiance of the light
so pleasant to our eyes
nor the sweet melodies of the various kinds of songs
nor the fragrant smell of flowers
and ointments and spices;
not manna and honey
not the limbs embraced in physical love
it is not these I love when I love my God
Yet it is true that I love,
a certain kind of light
and sound
and fragrance
and food
and embrace
in loving my God
who is:
the Light
and Sound
and Fragrance
and Food
and Embracement
of my Inner man
where that light shines into my soul
which no place can contain
where time does not snatch away the lovely sound,
where no breeze disperses the sweet fragrance,
where no eating diminishes the food there provided
and, …where there is an embrace
that no satiety comes to sunder
This is what I love when I love my God
Saint Augustin
How would your Life be if you knew,
that the Divine comes with each Breath.
How would your Life be if you knew,
that the body is the Creator’s gift,
and the coming and going of the breath... his Blessing.
How would your Life be if you knew,
that each breath brings an instruction, a plea… biólogy improve, improve,
improve, move, prosper, seek, find and, Human Being do not stop until you feel fulfilled.
Saint Augustine, with compassion… announces:
To You we must ask
In You we must seek
At Your door we must knock
That is how we will receive
That is how we will find
That is how “The Door“ will be open
Others have expressed it:
“Seek the One who can show you the Truth inside of you”
and when you find him
with humility ask for help.
He will hear and answer your call,

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Page 311 - Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well-doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil...
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Page 132 - He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. ^(But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive : for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) ^Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
Page 343 - All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the LORD'S : and he is the governor among the nations.
Page 256 - Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, (for he that hath suffered in the flesh, hath ceased from sin,) that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.

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