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Summer Books 2016

May 27th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

In his memoire,┬áConfessions, St. Augustine famously describes his life’s lowest point. One afternoon, while taking inventory of his misery, Augustine is overcome. He has a public meltdown. Crouching under a tree, sobbing uncontrollably, he pours out his heart. Eventually, he blames heaven for his predicament. “How long, O God,” asks Augustine, “will you be angry?” […]

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