BOOK VI



Index

CONSPECTUS

CHAPTER I. HIS MOTHER HAVING FOLLOWED HIM TO MILAN, DECLARES THAT SHE WILL NOT DIE BEFORE HER SON SHALL HAVE EMBRACED THE CATHOLIC FAITH.

CHAPTER II. SHE, ON THE PROHIBITION OF AMBROSE, ABSTAINS FROM HONOURING THE MEMORY OF THE MARTYRS.

CHAPTER III. AS AMBROSE WAS OCCUPIED WITH BUSINESS AND STUDY, AUGUSTINE COULD SELDOM CONSULT HIM CONCERNING THE HOLY SCRIPTURES.

CHAPTER IV. HE RECOGNISES THE FALSITY OF HIS OWN OPINIONS, AND COMMITS TO MEMORY THE SAYING OF AMBROSE.

CHAPTER V. FAITH IS THE BASIS OF HUMAN LIFE; MAN CANNOT DISCOVER THAT TRUTH WHICH HOLY SCRIPTURE HAS DISCLOSED.

CHAPTER VI. ON THE SOURCE AND CAUSE OF TRUE JOY, THE EXAMPLE OF THE JOYOUS BEGGAR BEING ADDUCED.

CHAPTER VII. HE LEADS TO REFORMATION HIS FRIEND ALYPIUS, SEIZED WITH MADNESS FOR THE CIRCENSIAN GAMES.

CHAPTER VIII. THE SAME WHEN AT ROME, BEING LED BY OTHERS INTO THE AMPHITHEATRE, IS DELIGHTED WITH THE GLADIATORIAL GAMES.

CHAPTER IX. INNOCENT ALYPIUS, BEING APPREHENDED AS A THIEF, IS SET AT LIBERTY BY THE CLEVERNESS OF AN ARCHITECT.

CHAPTER X. THE WONDERFUL INTEGRITY OF ALYPIUS IN JUDGMENT. THE LASTING FRIENDSHIP OF NEBRIDIUS WITH AUGUSTINE.

CHAPTER XI. BEING TROUBLED BY HIS GRIEVOUS ERRORS, HE MEDITATES ENTERING ON A NEW LIFE.

CHAPTER XII. DISCUSSION WITH ALYPIUS CONCERNING A LIFE OF CELIBACY

CHAPTER XIII. BEING URGED BY HIS MOTHER TO TAKE A WIFE, HE SOUGHT A MAIDEN THAT WAS PLEASING UNTO HIM.

CHAPTER XIV. THE DESIGN OF ESTABLISHING A COMMON HOUSEHOLD WITH HIS FRIENDS IS SPEEDILY HINDERED.

CHAPTER XV. HE DISMISSES ONE MISTRESS, AND CHOOSES ANOTHER.

CHAPTER XVI. THE FEAR OF DEATH AND JUDGMENT CALLED HIM, BELIEVING IN THE IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL, BACK FROM HIS WICKEDNESS, HIM WHO AFORETIME BELIEVED IN THE OPINIONS OF EPICURUS.