Exam 2 Augustine

Exam 2 Augustine - Joyce McHenry PHI101 Exam 2 Pg 1...

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Joyce McHenry PHI101 Exam 2 Pg 1 Aurelius Augustinus (more popularly known as Saint Augustine) was a conflicted man of faith. He was a man of the appetites that so desperately wanted to cast them aside and turn toward God. His conflict stemmed from his being raised in a home where his mother was extremely religious (she was later canonized as Saint Monica), and his father was a pagan and lived by the appetites. Because of this, he studied many different religions, each helping to later mold what he would view and write about Christianity. At the time of Augustine, the world was looking to the Church and took the church doctrines as truth. “God is good.” Augustine however wanted to look at the doctrines of the church and find reasons for his appetitive nature and why he couldn’t give them up for God. It all begins with the Original Sin. Augustine took the doctrine of Original Sin (that is, the doctrine that says that Adam and Eve are sinners because they
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