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[…] In his intellectual and spiritual pursuits, Augustine avidly and fearlessly sought answers to the tough questions concerning faith and life. In his Confessions, we see Augustine wrestle with questions about who and where God was in the concrete circumstances of his life: Why did he rebel as a kid? Why did he lust? How can bad happen in the world when it is governed by a God who is all good? What could a humble teacher like Jesus teach a successful professor and rhetorician like Augustine (Confessions Book VII)? Why does he struggle to give up the things he enjoyed to follow Christ more closely (Confessions Book VIII)? […]