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.

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.

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.

Context for Book 7 Quotes

Although Augustine has been using Neoplatonic terms and ideas throughout the Confessions thus far, it isn't until Book 7 that he reaches the point in his autobiography when he first reads Neoplatonic philosophy. This is a watershed moment for the young Augustine, who finds in Neoplatonism a way of reconciling his long pursuit of philosophy with his new and serious faith in the Catholic church. The union of this philosophy and this theology will guide his work (including the Confessions) for the rest of his life.