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Faith and Reason: Augustine’s Road to Conversion

“Faith is the basis of human life; man cannot discover that truth which holy scripture has disclosed.” (Augustine) “The love of God, in his nature superior to all creatures, is acquired by the knowledge of the senses and the exercise of reason.”   (Augustine) Even though Augustine’s “Confessions” recounts specific events in Augustine’s life, it is not a purely autobiographical book for the purpose of Augustine to confess his sins. Confessions, does give voice to Augustine’s many discretions as a child, and young adult, however the book a testimony of faith by reason, demonstrates Augustine’s ability to bridge the gap between the two and to ultimately find happiness.  “That the knowledge of terrestrial and celestial things does not give happiness, but…