This essay provides a ‘Manichaean’ analysis of conf. 10,1–38. It starts by analyzing the typical (anti-)Manichaean elements in the first part of Book 10. After that it focuses on Augustine’s search for God in memory. As in Manichaeism, the five senses are considered as a means of acquiring knowledge of God. Augustine’s subsequent exposition of memory (in which God may be found) displays striking parallels with the Coptic Manichaean Kephalaion 56. Moreover, the apex of Augustine’s account of his search for God, his depiction of God as Beauty, has striking parallels in Manichaean texts as well.