Christianity According to St. Augustine and Machia
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velliIn St. Augustine’s book entitled Political Writings, one could see that Christianity plays a very important role in his view of politics. His opinion on the morality or lack of morality in politics, to me makes it more evident that Christianity persuades his views. Although it seems his writings have become quite well known and […]

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St. Augustine of hippo
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The doctrine of the Divine Unity is a truth of natural religion; the doctrine of the Trinity is a truth of revealed religion. The various systems of natural theism present arguments for the Divine existence, unity, and attributes, but proceed no further. They do not assert and endeavor to demonstrate that the Supreme Being is […]

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The Problem of Evil: Augustine and Irenaeus
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a) Explain how the theodicy of Irenaeus differs from that of Augustine. One of the main arguments used by non-believers against the existence of God is the presence of evil and suffering in the world. The term ‘evil’ is often used to describe something that is morally wrong. Philosophers make a distinction between moral evil […]

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How Augustine accounts for the existence of evil
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Augustine started from the assumption that God is God holy good and that God created a world free from defects. Following the teaching in genesis 1, Augustine emphasised that ‘all God has made pleased Him. ‘ Suffering and evil were therefore unknown. He made the logical point that it is not possible for God to […]

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How the theodicy of Irenaeus differs from that of Augustine
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 The problem of evil and suffering can be the major obstacle between non believers and faith. For these people it is impossible to contemplate a God who chooses to inflict the pain and misery onto the world that is easily apparent. Philosophers have therefore looked for explanations for why an omnipotent, omniscient and benevolent God […]

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Montaigne and Augustine
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In regards to Montaigne’s statement on page 23 in Apology for Raymond Sebond, I would deduce that he was using the metaphor of nature and natural tendencies in opposition to man’s vain, self-seeking façade that displaces God the creator.

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Popular Questions About Augustine

Was Augustine a Catholic?
Augustine (354-430) was closer to Protestant beliefs than Catholic. ... ”White and with many Protestants (particularly Calvinists) try to “co-opt” Augustine as one of their own, standard practice since Luther and Calvin did it.Mar 19, 2015
What was Augustine sin?
Augustine continues to reflect on his adolescence during which he recounts two examples of his grave sins that he committed as a sixteen-year-old: the development of his God-less lust and the theft of a pear from his neighbor's orchard, despite never wanting for food.
What is Augustine known for?
Augustine is perhaps the most significant Christian thinker after St. Paul. He adapted Classical thought to Christian teaching and created a powerful theological system of lasting influence. He also shaped the practice of biblical exegesis and helped lay the foundation for much of medieval and modern Christian thought.Aug 24, 2021