The Confessions of Saint Augustine

Book 5

Chapter I
That It Becomes the Soul to Praise God, and to Confess Unto Him.
Chapter II
On the Vanity of Those Who Wished to Escape the Omnipotent God.
Chapter III
Heaving Heard Faustus, the Most Learned Bishop of the Manichaeans, He Discerns that God, the Author both of Things Animate and Inanimate, Chiefly has Care for the Humble.
Chapter IV
That the Knowledge of terrestrial and Celestial Things does not Give Happiness, but the Knowledge of God Only.
Chapter V
Of Manichaeus Pertinaciously Teaching False Doctrines, and Proudly Arrogating to Himself the Holy Spirit.
Chapter VI
Faustus was Indeed an Elegant Speaker, but knew Nothing of the Liberal Sciences.
Chapter VII
Clearly seeing the fallacies of the Manichaeans, he retires from them, being remarkably aided by God.
Chapter VIII
He sets out for Rome, his mother in vain lamenting it.
Chapter IX
Being attacked by fever, he is in great danger
Chapter X
When he had left the Manichaeans, he retained his depraved opinions concerning sin and the origin of the saviour.
Chapter XI
Helpidius disputed well against the Manichaeans as to the authenticity of the New Testament.
Chapter XII
Professing rhetoric at Rome, he discovers the fraud of his scholars.
Chapter XIII
He is sent to Milan, that he, about to teach rhetoric, may be known by Ambrose.
Chapter XIV
Having heard the bishop, he percieves the force of the Catholic faith, yet doubts, after the manner of the modern academics.

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