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Love of God - Augustine

Love of God - Augustine

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Published by Greg Ogil
I’ve been told that this is an English translation of one version, of numerous, which for several centuries was a very popular devotional book. It is easy to see why this book was so popular. The author has a great deal of veal & love for his Lord & the book is in a style that is easy to read.

Most of the book is credited to Augustine of Hippo, but while it may contain quotes from Augustine, it probably would be fairer to say that it ranges from paraphrasing to something inspired by Augustine’s writing. I’ve been told that this book dates back to at least the 13th century & that it has been speculated that the original editor was unaware that this text was not written by Augustine, but instead was inspired by his writings.
I’ve been told that this is an English translation of one version, of numerous, which for several centuries was a very popular devotional book. It is easy to see why this book was so popular. The author has a great deal of veal & love for his Lord & the book is in a style that is easy to read.

Most of the book is credited to Augustine of Hippo, but while it may contain quotes from Augustine, it probably would be fairer to say that it ranges from paraphrasing to something inspired by Augustine’s writing. I’ve been told that this book dates back to at least the 13th century & that it has been speculated that the original editor was unaware that this text was not written by Augustine, but instead was inspired by his writings.

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Published by: Greg Ogil on Jul 11, 2010
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 PIOUS BREATHINGS.
 ___________________________________BEING THE
MEDITATIONS
OF
ST
. AUGUSTINE 
,
His Treatise Of The
LOVE OF GOD,
SOLILOQUIES and MANUAL.
To which are added,
SELECT CONTEMPLATIONS
FROM
St.
 Anselm
and St.
 Bernard 
.
 ___________________________________Made English by 
GEO. STANHOTE 
, D. D. Dean of 
Canterbury
,and Chaplain in Ordinary to Her Majesty. ___________________________________THE FIFTH EDITION. ___________________________________LONDON:Printed for J. Knapton, R. Knaplock, J. Sprint, B. Took,D. Midwinter, R. Smith, J. Tonson, W. Taylor, W. Innys,J. Osborn, T. Bickerton, R. Robinson, and T. Ward. 1720.
 
 TO HER 
ROYAL HIGHNESS
THE
PRINCESS
 ANNE 
 
OF
DENMARK.
 May it please your Royal Highness,
The following devotions do in their original language abundantly recommendthemselves to the world, not only by their own intrinsic worth, but by theauthority of those venerable names, among whose works they are published. Andsince this last advantage is what the
 English
cannot receive from the character of the translator, your royal highness will, I hope, have the goodness to pardon hisambition, in presuming to supply that defect, by the honour of your royalhighness’s patronage and acceptance. That holy zeal, which they are intended tokindle in others. Good men behold with great satisfaction already shining brightin your royal highness; so that their proper and utmost efficacy to be attained with regard to you, madam, is the cherishing and exercising that devotion andpiety, which I pray God they may in some degree be serviceable for inspiringcommon readers with.
 May the fountain of all goodness
preserve your preciouslife, and continue your royal highness long to us a bright example, and a signal blessing to this and future ages: may he hear and grant the daily petitions of hischurch,
endue you with his Holy Spirit; enrich you with his heavenly grace,
 
 prosper you with all happiness, and bring you to his everlasting kingdom
.These, madam, I beg leave, with all humility and most profound respect, toassure your royal highness, are the sincere, earnest, and constant prayers of,
(May it please your Royal Highness)Your royal highness’smost obedient, and most devoted servant,
 Apr. 12 1701GEO. STANHOPE.
 
 A TABLE OF CHAPTERSSt.
 Augustine’s
Meditations. BOOK I.Chap. PageI. A Prayer for Reformation of Life 1II. An Act of Self-Accusation, and Imploring the Divine Mercy 3III. The Sinner’s Lamentation for his Prayers not Being Heard 5IV. An Act of Fear 9 V. An Address to the Father in the Son’s Name 11 VI. The Son’s Sufferings Represented to the Father 13 VII. An Acknowledgment that Sinful Man was the Cause of Christ’s Sufferings 15 VIII. The Soul’s Application of Christ’s Death and Sufferings to Herself by Faith18IX. A Prayer to the Holy Ghost 21X. An Act of Humility 25XI. A Prayer to the Holy Trinity ibid.XII. A Confession of God’s Omnipotence and Majesty 24XIII. Of the Incarnation of the Divine Word 25XIV. An Act of Trust in, and Thanksgiving forChrist and his Sufferings 27XV. Of God the Father’s Love to Mankind 29XVI. Of the Two Natures in Christ 32XVII. Of Thanks Due to God for the Redemption of the World 34XVIII. A Devout Prayer to Christ 35XIX. The Souls of the Righteous Are the House of God 40XX. The Pious Soul’s Longing for Heaven 42XI. The Miseries of the Present Life 44XXII. The Happiness of that Life Prepared for Them that Love God 46XXIII. The Happiness of Holy Souls at TheirDeparture out of this World 48XXIV. A Prayer for Succour in Trouble and Danger 49XXV. The Pious Soul’s Desire of Heaven 51XXVI. An Act of Praise 54XXVII. How God may Be Seen, and Possessed of Man 57XXVIII. 59XXIX. Of the Plurality of Persons in the Unity of the Divine Essence 62XXX. A Prayer to the Ever-Blessed Trinity 64XXXI. God the True Life 65XXXII. The Praises of Angels and Men 67XXXIII. A Prayer for Zeal in the Service and Praise of God 72XXXIV. An Act of Devotion and Love of God 74XXXV. A Devout Prayer to Christ 80XXXVI. Another Prayer to the Same Purpose 85XXXVII. A Prayer in Time of Affliction 92XXXVIII. A Devout Prayer for Pardon of Sins 93XXXIX. A Useful Prayer 99XL. Devout Reflections upon the Sufferings of Christ 104

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