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"My problem is to discover the fundamental nature of time and what power it has" (XI, 22). With this premise, Augustine has established a new way of analysing time and reality. Through this journey, we are invited into the mental experience of a man, and his pursuit for truth. But if time is the main concern, any references to the past and future experiences are in themselves the limit. To understand WHO we are, we ought to understand WHERE we are. However time gives us no references of that kind, therefore the answer must be defined somewhere else, outside time itself. St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, lived 800 years after the classical Greek philosophers and another 800 years before St. Thomas Aquinas. Augustine, educated as a pagan Greek and master of rhetoric, is our bridge between the ancients and the medieval Christian world. Augustine's Confessions is today his most widely read work, and Book XI of that work, on Time and Eternity, is a key text in the history of philosophy. What...