An Evaluation of Christianity Transformation in Confessions by Augustine

In his Confessions Augustine presents the reader with a complex portrait of his transformation to Christianity. You might think that recounting this event will be a difficult narrative feat, but Augustine includes a clear benefit. He writes about his experiences after-the-fact, and therefore he includes a newfound perspective that sheds light on different features and behaviors of his previous self. Namely he grounds his new point of view in his faith in God, since it is borne out of his transformation. But a new perspective implies by definition that there was a past one, which Augustine kept before but no longer holds now. Through the entire Confessions it becomes clear how AugustineРІР‚в„ўs current and previous perspectives differ. His former one conceives the community as a location for self-gain and achievements, with the self as the principal authority since it wields complete control. Conversely, with the eye of his brand-new Christian faith, Augustine sees everything on earth as emanating from and sustained by God, with God by itself exerting authority and impact. This realization is a profound one for Augustine, because what he perceived to be self-control in past times was just a delusion; God was in charge the whole period, drawing Augustine nearer to him whilst Augustine was entirely unacquainted with it. First it is important