“Many of the brethren have enjoyed them” by Augustine of Hippo (A.D. 354-430)

“Thirteen books of my Confessions, which praise the just and good God in all my evil and good ways, and stir up towards Him the mind and feelings of men: as far as I am concerned, they had this effect on me when I wrote them, and they still do this, when now I read them. What others think is their own business: I know at least, that many of the brethren have enjoyed them, and still do.”

–Aurelius Augustine, as quoted in Peter Brown, Augustine of Hippo: A Biography (Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1967/2000), 434-5.

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