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“What he’s making is an incredibly modern, intimate, psychological diagnosis of the human condition.”

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“A lot of people think becoming a Christian is a decision you make. St Augustine doesn’t really think that.”

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The Confessions is a book that everybody should read. It is seminal, if you can excuse the expression.”

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“For the reader it’s somewhat like crashing a session of classic psychoanalytic therapy: Augustine speaks, God just listens, and we overhear.”

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“He was a wonderful, wonderful writer and a deeply passionate man. He was very sensual.”

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“Augustine is such a patient archaeologist of his own mind, and he’s so deeply engaged with trying to understand how we can be so opaque even to ourselves – how we can be wrong about our own inner universe.”

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“St Augustine of Hippo was one of the first thinkers to struggle with the concepts of time, memory and eternity.”

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