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April 1, 2008 Oxtoby, Summa Theologica Augustine : born in Roman province of Northern Africa mother: devote Christian father: pagan becomes most important theologian in Christian tradition good Roman education mid-evil tritium: grammar, study of rules that govern language logic, study of rules that govern thinking rhetoric, both grammar and logic father lost off family money on business venture, could not continue on with education moves to poorer part of the city falls into the wrong group- steal, harass sneak into fathers neighbors pear orchard, steal a basket of pears writes about it later, haunted him realized they stole the pears because it was wrong, has sought evil purely for evil’s sake first person to admit evil can be sought for evils sake Plato, Aristotle, all say evil was mistaken for good. “we are always seeking good” they stole the pairs because they enjoyed doing something they knew was wrong theology must take into account that evil is attractive Augustine eventually returns to upper-class education
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