Medieval Philosophy - Medieval Philosophy 1. Augustine...

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Medieval Philosophy 1. Augustine (354-430) - Life of Augustine Born in Hippa Raised in a family with much religious debate 1 parent a Christian and 1 a pagan How can God exist given so much evil in Universe? - Intellectual Development Scrutinizes his own beliefs Manichaeism: 8 to 9 years Taught Cosmic Dualism: 2 forces battling each other, Good God vs. bad God both equally powerful When something Bad happens the Bad God is winning and when something Good happens the Good God is winning This view does not work with Christianity because there are 2 Gods, they believe evil enters because of Satan not another God, and both Gods were created equally powerful and Christians think nothing is equal to God Also Ridiculed the Christian faith: the idea of knowledge of God by faith, Philosophy built on reason and logic as basis for beliefs, thought that since Christianity had no solution to problem of evil it was weak How can one be justified in thinking God exist with all the evil in the universe
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