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In this episode, Drs. Ian Clary and Wyatt Graham continue their discussion of Augustine’s Confessions. They talk through Book 5 of the Confessions in this episode. They speak of the limits of what we can know apart from the Bible, the nature of evil, and more! In the Book of the Confessions, Augustine goes to teach in Carthage and then Rome before getting to Milan. On the way to Rome, he abandoned his mother, but was with her again in Milan where he started attending services under the great Ambrose, bishop of the city. The book ends with him becoming a catechumen again. There’s some interesting contrast between pride/ignorance, and the need for humility. Also rhetorical ideas about style over substance, with a nod to the Sophists in the Athens of Socrates’ time.

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