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Unformatted text preview: Medieval Thought Background to the Problem Different than the Greek and Roman thought Greeks and Romans were worried about their life in this world Medieval thinkers are not concerned about that, they are concerned about the next life They are all Christians, all concerned about Christian issues. Questions about God, what hes like, how is one saved Early on, this medieval thought was based strictly on Christian writings With the fall of Roman Empire in the west, their writings were lost. Ex. Plato, Socrates, dramas, philosophies Christian writers have only Christian text The Greek and Roman writing however were not lost in the east This lecture is about the rediscovery of the ancient writings Framing the Problem: St. Augustine, 354-430 St. Augustine was a late Roman writer, still familiar with all the classical texts Considered a Neo-Platonist, big fan of Plato He wrote that God is an eternally perfect being and he conceived the idea of...
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- Spring '08