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Dec 1 - -Augustine wants us to understand the end results...

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Augustine says Rome overdoes taking away independence - Romans are alienated, come to see world as only created by external forces - Augustine understands, while dependent, can come to argue the limits of their dependence - Rome’s constraints on humans is unnecessary - Augustine compares Rome to cave o Romans are the puppeteers creating shadows on the wall - Escape from Roman Cave? o Human Dependence Remains o New Perspective (Identity) - Being / \ - Knowing  Willing - Problem with Roman Cave: my identity is defined by what I’m taught by Roman teachers God’s Grace vs Rome? - Self / \ - Knowledge  Will - (equality, (active, free) - common - good) Faustus vs Ambrose Ambrose = powerful bishop - Ambrose become a powerful force
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Unformatted text preview: --Augustine wants us to understand the end results of the empty ambitions of this world -Book 7 is discussion of Neo-Platoism o Finds a vision of unity and vision of peace, which is opposite to what he finds in Rome= Disorder, dissatisfaction o Neo-platoism is not concrete advice for Augustine-Book 8--Sees his love of self relative to god and then recats his relationships to others-Unable to fully think about what caritas it -Established a model that in some ways parallels the protestnad reformation-Augustine is suspicious between the Church and Roman Empire-Augustine argues there are 2 loves – one is concerned with common good, other one is for lust...
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