Augustine's Confessions

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(II.iv.9) Later in his life, Augustine resorts to some more "sinful" pleasures. He begins to find sexual activity appealing. He said,"The bubbling impulses of puberty befogged and obscured my heart so that it could not see the difference between love's serenity and lust's darkness". (II.ii.2) He did not understand the difference between emotional love and physical love...
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(II.ii.2) He did not understand the difference between emotional love and physical love. Augustine then took a concubine as his partner. Augustine did not believe these acts to be sinful but merely the lesser good from a larger good. Some goods were simply better than others. There is no evil. The conversion of Augustine took place in two separate themes; the Intellectual conversion and the Moral conversion...
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