Confessions - Book XII Summary & Analysis

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Book XII Summary and Analysis

Augustine begins to study what God means by "the Heavens and the Earth". In a psalm, the psalmist refers to the heaven of heavens. The heaven of heavens is a place where God has his house and the angels and other beings are. Then, in the Book of Genesis, the skies would be considered part of the earth, below the "Heaven of Heavens". Augustine discusses this heavenly house of God, where the angels live in chaste love. Just as Augustine characterizes two types of heaven, one being the skies above us and the other being the heaven of the angels, he also describes two types of wisdom. The first is the wisdom of God, which is co-equal of God. This is the same thing as the Holy Spirit, or the Word. The other type of wisdom is reflected wisdom...

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