Confessions

by: St. Augustine

Book VII

1

Being thus gross-hearted and not clear even to myself I then held that whatever had neither length nor breadth nor density nor solidity, and did not or could not receive such dimensions, was absolutely nothing.

2

To you there is no such thing as evil, and even in your whole creation taken as a whole, there is not; because there is nothing from beyond that can burst in and destroy the order which you have appointed for it.

3

Therefore, because they were written truthfully, I acknowledged a perfect man to be in Christ—not the body of a man only, nor, in the body, an animal soul without a rational one as well, but a true man.