AUGUSTINE

AUGUSTINE - AUGUSTINE 12|13|09 NOTES FROM LECTURE 09.09.09...

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AUGUSTINE 12|13|09 NOTES FROM LECTURE 09.09.09 AUGUSTINE Conflict between good and evil A works through being a Manichee (both the God of Evil and Light are substances, material things that are located within the universe) Augustine had problem grappling this notion when he was able to conceptualize the existence of matter outside the realms of humankind. Augustine suggested that evil is a privation. Every human being is flawed and imperfect— exemplified in the dissolute life A led. His mother persuaded him to abandon his wife to marry a women of higher stature, but he converted from Manichean All human beings are enthralled in the FLESH/desire. EVIL IS A PRIVATION HAS NO BEING rather default/lack in the fullness of God. GOD IS TO BE FOUND IN THE SEARCH FOR THE INNER MAN One is able to reap an intrinsic understanding of God only after one has been taught the necessary philosophical developed a A wants to rid of the remote understanding of God
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