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Unformatted text preview: wishful thinking. 9. People cannot restrain their desire for power; they will pursue their own interests over any common good. II. 2 nd Voice: St. Augustine (354-430 AD) A. After the sack of Rome, he became involved in secular politics. B. His book: City of God; the ideal is found only in Heaven C. humankind is caught in a continuous cycle of sin, forgiveness, shame, guild and further sin. D. life is fragile, precarious and filled with violence and evil E. called Christian pessimism F. Influenced theologian Reinhold Niebuhr; key figure in US Cold War policy G. War is ok for protection, not ok for power H. the state is good only in heaven; be wary of all rulers but obey the laws and the rules I. little chance for peace and harmony in the world; we cannon create a world community J. Manichaeism- dualism of the conflict between good and evil...
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