2nd QUESTION 4b - 2nd QUESTION 4 Question 4: (A) St. Paul's...

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2 nd QUESTION 4 Question 4: (A) St. Paul’s and Augustine’s view of salvation, which are not identical but share much in common, have a profound effect on their views about politics. Discuss in detail the effects of their views on salvation on (i) the best form of government, (ii) the proper extent of government, and (iii) the right to rebel again government. Augustine’s view of salvation: - original sin is pride (Adam and Eve invert the divine order by trying to go against god, their desire is more important than obedience to god) - we no longer have free will, can only choose between sins: greed, power, lust - pride allows us to commit sins - God is just + merciful - Predetermination (of our fate/salvation) - There are two cities o Earthly city city of the damned. Most people belong Transcends regional, national boundaries o City of God city of the saved. Few belong Augustine’s view of the state: - morality has nothing to do with the state - no state is capable of justice -
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course PSCI 495B taught by Professor Lester during the Fall '08 term at Mary Washington.

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