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Surname 1Student NameInstitution/CourseName of InstructorDateThe Patterns of Thought of Saint Augustine to the Tradition of Western PhilosophySaint Augustine's pattern of thought was a mixture of theology and philosophy. Hebelieved salvation is seeing things as they are in their true nature and making the step to liveaccordingly. He thought of Christianity as the truthful philosophy because God possesses the trueand the ultimate wisdom. His thinking was that a true philosopher should love God and explainsthat those who may think that they can achieve true happiness on their own are full of pride andarrogance. He agreed with both Paul's (from the Bible) and Plato's writings. He used the Platonicphilosophy to get to know the soul and God. He believed in the Neoplatonic concept that it isessential to understand our divine origin to understand ourselves. He fails to specify the exactauthors from the book of the Platonists that influenced his thoughts. There was a debate in the

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