The History of Time (the “completion of Man’s creation”) according to Augustine
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Creation
creation of first from Flood to from Abraham from David to from the Exile from the eternal De Civ. bk.
man; period Abraham (10 to Moses to the Exile in in Babylon to Incarnation to Sabbath, xxii.
from Adam to generations) David (14 Babylon (14 the Incarnation the Final Man’s
Flood (10 generations) generations) Judgment creation is
generations) (present now
infancy (in boyhood adolescence manhood (adulthood resurrection, De Civ. bk.
oblivion, Flood) (language, under grace) separate xvi.
before the Law under the Law under grace eternal Enchiridion
peace or cxviii
infancy (in childhood adolescence early adulthood till conversion adulthood after resurrection, Confessions
oblivion) conversion eternal (typology)
(Heaven, Hell, salvation, or
infancy (in language, “a the pear- Manichees, Platonics, God’s conversion, protagonist Confessions
oblivion) great sinner incident, Rome, Milan, immateriality, Cassiciacum, has become (narrative)
“greedy baby” for a small Carthage, Platonics, evil: privation, baptism, vision narrator,
boy”, Hortensius, Ambrose, two wills, of Ostia surveys
Madaura philosophy, sex chastity conversion time
Book I, 1-7. Book I, 8-20. Books II-IV Books V-VI Books VII-VIII Book IX Books X- Confessions