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  Confessions (St. Augustine) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Confessions is the name of a series of thirteen autobiographical books by St. Augustine of Hippo written between 397 and 398 AD.
In modern times, the books are usually published as a single volume known as The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions.
The book tells about his sinful youth and how he converted to Christianity.
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 Book.ie - Confessions ($1.75 USD, £0.97 GBP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The book was organized in a chronological manner, taking the reader from the beginning of Augustine's spiritual journey to being known as a saint and a church father.
Ryan's approach to translating "The Confession of Saint Augustine" was a social history because his translations were geared toward the aspects of civil society that show the evolution of social norms, behaviors, and more.
I truly thought it would be a book full of confessions from a saint that was "suppose" to be a prefect person that had fallen by the spiritual wayside.
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 Book of Confessions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Book of Confessions is the book of doctrinal statements of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is designated "Part 1" of the PCUSA Constitution.
None of them are required to be subscribed to point-by-point, but they as a body represent the official belief of the church.
The Book of Confessions of the Presbyterian Church (USA) (Portable Document Format)
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Writing confessions while listening to varied voices in the church and thinking about how the reception of what we write can be positive rather than threatening, is one which less word-focused cultures are likely to think of as exhausting if not irrelevant.
It is also of the nature of the case that confessions divide as well as unite, and it is not always easy to know what to do with the diversity generated by the process.
The Confessors as well as the Confessions of the past still have something to teach us, and if our confessions are as much about spiritual wells as theological fences we may succeed in giving people words which enable us to affirm faith in Christ together in our time.
www.schoolofministry.ac.nz /reformed/confessions.htm   (715 words)

 The Sixth Book. Augustine, Saint. 1909-14. The Confessions of St. Augustine. The Harvard Classics.
For he upon that speech burst out of that pit so deep, wherein he was wilfully plunged, and was blinded with its wretched pastimes; and he shook his mind with a strong self-command; whereupon all the filths of the Circensian pastimes flew off from him, nor came he again thither.
With this one thing in the way of learning was he well-nigh seduced, that he might have books copied for him at Prætorian prices, but consulting justice, he altered his deliberation for the better; esteeming equity whereby he was hindered more gainful than the power whereby he were allowed.
Lo, things in the ecclesiastical books are not absurd to us now, which sometimes seemed absurd, and may be otherwise taken, and in a good sense.
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 Doug Ottati
A presumption entailed by the adoption of the Book of Confessions is that the collection of confessional standards is at least relatively diverse, and that it quite properly reflects historical and theological differences in the church's confession.
A third point is that the adoption of the Book of Confessions entails the assumption that the confessional standards of the church are living and dynamic, subject to emendation, revision, and addition.
Accordingly, this Confession of 1967 is built upon that theme."19 Among other things, then the Book of Confessions stands as an encouragement for us to do in our own time and place what other Christians and their communities have done in theirs.
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We confess and acknowledge that God has given to man his holy law, in which not only all such works as displease and offend his godly majesty are forbidden, but also those which please him and which he has promised to reward are commanded.
As was stated in the theological declaration of Barmen (Book of Confessions 8.18), "We reject the false doctrine, as though the Church were permitted to abandon the form of its message and order to its own pleasure or to changes in prevailing ideological and political convictions".
Confessions of faith may result from a sense of urgent need to correct some distortion of the truth and claim of the gospel that threatens the integrity of the church's faith and life from within the church.
www.layman.org /layman/Archive1/sebastian-pjc-case/amended-answer.htm   (3104 words)

 Christ Church Constitution
Book of Confessions is, in and of itself, inconsistent with the idea of creedal advance.
We confess our view that these confessions faithfully represent of Scripture, but we do this, not as a means of dividing with Christians who differ, but rather to make a faithful and charitable testimony of what we believe Scripture to teach.
We therefore approve the Westminster Confession and Shorter Catechism for use in doctrinal accountability for officers of the church.
www.christkirk.com /Literature/BookofConfessionsDraft.asp   (1510 words)

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This is an inspirational book, which charts the highs and lows of an Australian writer and poet, who decides to make changes to her lifestyle in order to lose weight.
This book is not written by an expert, but explains how hard it can be to lose weight and make lifestyle changes; A.J Rochester also explains how rewarding it is to lose weight by making these changes, rather than by following a "quick fix" diet.
This book is a must read for all and one that you will find yourself turning to again and again for inspiration and information.
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 Biographical Book Reviews: Confessions
Many of the puritans quote Augustine’s books countless times and stood on his shoulders upon such doctrines as Predestination and Election, sin and grace, and even his obscure passage concerning justification by faith alone.
Book 1 (Augustine and many of the early writers used “Books” instead of “Chapters.”) pertained to the early years, Book 2 – Adolescence, Book 3 – Student at Carthage, and so on.
His book is an extension of the premise “You stir man to take pleasure in praising you, because you have made us for yourself, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” In the exposition of this statement Augustine has penned a masterpiece.
www.apuritansmind.com /BookReviews/Biography/AugustineConfessions.htm   (688 words)

 Pseudo-Polymath: Augustine: Confessions Book 9
Mr Paffenroth tells us that while many would consider Book 8 the climactic Book of the Confessions, wherein Augustine has dealt with the issues of doctrine, pride, and lust and Book 9 to be an anti-climax.
In this book we are told, Augustine resolves his issues with, "father, mother, friends, love, guilt, mortality, and grief." He quotes another commentator (Margaret Miles) Confessions is primarily therapy in the Platonic sense of a methodological conversion from a 'misidentification of reality'.
This is one of the longer books in the Confessions and a lot happens.
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 Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man he describes how as a highly paid professional, he helped the U.S. cheat poor countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars by lending them more money than they could possibly repay and then taking over their economies.
Perkins writes, "The book was to be dedicated to the presidents of two countries, men who had been his clients whom I respected and thought of as kindred spirits - Jaime Roldós, president of Ecuador, and Omar Torrijos, president of Panama.
He said this is a great book, it's riveting, it's very well-written, it's a story that needs to be told, but I can't tell it because I'm owned by a major international corporation that doesn't want this kind of story getting out there.
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 Epinions.com - Confessions of a Book Store Chain Junkie
Not only that, but the books are organized and have big signs over them, letting me know where to begin my hunt.
Most privately owned book stores have a much smaller space, a much smaller inventory, and are harder to navigate.
I realize that privately owned book stores get shafted because they don't have the endless resources of a chain, but I am shopping for what I want and I am going to go to the place that is able to meet my needs the best.
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 Presbyterian Creedal Standards
This item is not found in the PC(USA) Book of Confessions but is from the Westminster Standards and is subtitled: "A Brief Sum of Christian Doctrine, contained in the Holy Scriptures, and holden forth in the forsaid confession of faith and catechism; together with The Practical Use Thereof.
Karl Barth and the confessing church in Nazi Germany in response to Hitler's national church.
Book of Confessions; published by The Office of the General Assembly, Louisville, KY; © 1996.
www.creeds.net /reformed/creeds.htm   (1206 words)

 Welcome to the First Presbyterian Church of Waco, Texas
The Book of Confessions is a collection of creeds, or statements of faith, drawn from different points in the history of the Christian church.
The Book of Confessions provides the Presbyterian Church with its primary theological standards, and it is through these standards that officers and leaders in the Presbyterian Church seek to govern the Church according to the will of God.
All quotations from the Book of Confessions are reprinted by permission and are Copyright ©1996 by the Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA).
firstpreswaco.org /believe/whatisboc.htm   (448 words)

 Augustine: Confessions
Written A.D. The Confessions are a history of the young Augustine's fierce struggle to overcome his profligate ways and achieve a life of spiritual grace.
The last three books of The Confessions, unrelated to the preceding account of Saint Augustine's early life, are an allegorical explanation of the Mosaic account of Creation.
The book closes with a moving prayer for the souls of Monica, Patricius, and all his fellow citizens of the heavenly Jerusalem.
www.ccel.org /a/augustine/confessions/confessions.html   (1329 words)

 Constitution: Book of Confessions
The Book of Confessions is the doctrinal part of our constitution.
One helpful way to see The Book of Confessions is as a family picture album, showing the changing face of the Catholic and Reformed faith across the centuries.
They reveal who we are, what beliefs we hold dear, and how we understand the call of God in the face of secular culture.
www.fpcmankato.org /about/bookofconfession.html   (96 words)

 Amazon.com: Confessions of an Economic Hit Man: Books: John Perkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In the end it is useful mostly for the (few) books it cites in its (sparse) footnotes, which offer some useful insights into some of the lesser known incidents in the history of the American Empire, such as the abortive careers of Omar Torrijos and Jaime Roldos.
book summary: all corporations are bad, the world was perfect before we discovered petroleum, and if america never existed there would be no world hunger, poverty, or military dictatorships.
Confession may be good for the soul, but sound analysis requires valid theoretical concepts.
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 St. Augustine Confessions - Book Three
CHAPTER IV Among such as these, in that unstable period of my life, I studied the books of eloquence, for it was in eloquence that I was eager to be eminent, though from a reprehensible and vainglorious motive, and a delight in human vanity.
This particular book of his contains an exhortation to philosophy and was called Hortensius.[61] Now it was this book which quite definitely changed my whole attitude and turned my prayers toward thee, O Lord, and gave me new hope and new desires.
In Greek the love of wisdom is called "philosophy," and it was with this love that that book inflamed me. There are some who seduce through philosophy, under a great, alluring, and honorable name, using it to color and adorn their own errors.
www.ourladyswarriors.org /saints/augcon3.htm   (4736 words)

 Confessions / Best Book Store - Best-BookStore.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
However, Augustine's 'Confessions' is still generally more accessible in many ways that truly classical pieces; it has interior description as well as external reporting that we are familiar with in modern writing.
The 'Confessions' shows Augustine's personality well - he was a passionate person, but his focus wavered for much of his life until finally settling upon Christianity and the Neoplatonic synthesis with this faith.
The 'Confessions' are divided into thirteen chapters, termed 'Books' - the first ten of the books are autobiographical, with Augustine describing both events in his life as well as his philosophical and religious wanderings during the course of his life.
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 Presbyterian Church USA - Leader's Guide - To All Generations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Wrestling with the grand themes and issues in the Book of Confessions, and using the Bible as the primary resource, will draw the spiritual wrestler closer to the Risen Christ.
For instance, note the various literacy formats (creeds, confessions, catechisms, statements) and their lengths; consider the different language styles; comment upon the themes emphasized in some but not in others; reflect upon the distinct historical settings for each of the documents, and the issues and key questions unique to each.
Recall that a "confession" is a statement of belief.
www.presbyterianchurchusa.com /resources/guide_generations.php   (535 words)

 Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
This examination shall assess the candidate's understanding of the meaning and purpose of corporate worship and the sacraments, familiarity with the "Directory for Worship" and the Book of Confessions, and their application in the life of worshipping communities" [G-14.0310d (4)].
You should bring a clean unmarked copy of the Book of Confessions to use in the first section of the exam.
In part 1, be sure to identify the issues of the given situation and how these difficulties should be dealt with according to the Book of Confessions.
www.lpts.edu /academic_resources/asc/WorshipandSacramentsExam.asp   (731 words)

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This course is designed (1) to help to prepare the student to take the standard examinations for ordination in theological competency and worship, both of which require an understanding of the confessions, and (2) to enable the student to utilize the confessions in their ministry and personal life.
Students are expected to be prepared for and attend all 40 hours of class, unless excused by the instructor for necessary cause, in which case make-up work will be assigned.
Curriculum (in detailed outline form) for teaching The Book of Confessions as part of "officer training" in a specific congregation, due Friday, September 19.
www.fuller.edu /sot/ecds/033/CH549_Houts.html   (374 words)

 BandRadio Book Reviews : : Confessions of a Record Producer by Moses Avalon :   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Confessions of a Record Producer, written by Moses Avalon (a pen name), covers the inside of the music business from many different perspectives.
Confessions covers many areas but the main focus is on the recording contract.
Confessions is a detail packed and sometimes dark view of the music business.
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 PRESS RELEASE Alexander Tells History in New Book: "The Confessions of Alexander The Great - 33 Lessons in Greatness"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Historical, motivational and written from a first person narrative, "The Confessions of Alexander The Great: 33 Lessons in Greatness" is entertaining, insightful and compelling and outlines what made Alexander great, helping readers strive for greatness in their everyday lives.
There are thousands of books on Alexander written by hundreds of writers, most of whom try to outsmart one another.
Asked if anyone wonders how a 26-year-old can write such a book on Alexander, Karbasfrooshan is quick to add that, "By the age of 26, Alexander had conquered 90% of the known world, so writing this book pales in comparison.
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In the PC(USA), every officer promises to be instructed and led by the confessions of the church as they minister.
Due to the intensive format, students are urged to make every effort to read in advance the materials pertaining to the first class, and all of the Book of Confessions, Study Edition.
Curriculum (in outline form) for teaching The Book of Confessions as part of "officer training" in a congregation, due September 20.
www.fuller.edu /sot/ecds/023/CH549_Houts.html   (346 words)

 The Book of Concord
The Book of Concord: The Lutheran Confessions of 1529-1580
The resulting document, the Augsburg Confession was presented to the emperor on June 25, 1530.
The confession was presented to Charles V in both Latin and German.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/wittenberg/wittenberg-boc.html   (732 words)

 Presbyweb - Viewpoint by Winfield Casey Jones - May 14, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Stacy Johnson contrasts the confessing church movements in the United Methodist and Disciples of Christ churches with the new movement in the PCUSA.
If being a confessional church merely means that we have published all our confessions in a book, then we still are a confessional church, but if it means that we pay attention to these confessions in our life, work, and denominational policy, then just as clearly we are not a confessional church.
The confessing church movement exists only because the PCUSA largely ignores its own confessions, and the churches who are signing on to this movement are determined to stand against this situation.
www.presbyweb.com /Viewpoint/05140101.htm   (1281 words)

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