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Why did Saint Augustine believe that one could not achieve inner peace without finding God's love in Confessions?

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St. Augustine believes that human beings cannot find inner peace apart from God because of his belief that God created human nature. In his account, human beings were made to seek God and find peace in God; thus, the search for God is not foreign to us but rather built into our very being. In a famous passage in the Confessions, Augustine states the following:

Great are You, O Lord, and greatly to be praised; great is Your power, and of Your wisdom there is no end. And man, being a part of Your creation, desires to praise You—man, who bears...

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