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Augustine and the Limits of Politics by Jean B. Elshtain

In five pages this text by Jean Bethke Elshtain is analyzed in its portrayal of Augustine and how it represents the limitations of...

Augustine of Hippo and Evil

"middle of the road" in this extreme religious philosophy. When Augustine was indulging in his sinful or evil behavior, he mainta...

Lives and Learning by Plato and Augustine

text in which he is painstakingly honest, demonstrates that his spiritual path was not easy. It is clear from the beginning that t...

Saint Augustine of Hippo and Plato's Influence

Wisdom, and the Word of God. Therefore, intellectual knowledge is not the result of the gathering of data by the intellect, but a ...

Travel Story That is Subject Oriented

an integral part of the travelogue. These obstacles are met and either overcome, or the obstacles serve as catalysts to propel th...

Introduction to Early Christianity

crucial doctrines as creation, incarnation and resurrection (61). Born around 130 A.D., Irenaeus of Lyons was primarily a pastor...

Lust According to Saint Augustine

Augustine, himself, mentions his own difficulties in struggling to overcome his own lustful desires in Book III of Confessions. Du...

St. Augustine and His Impact

2001). In many ways St. Augustines life would serve as a bridge between pagan Rome and the Christian middle ages (ODonnell, 2001)...

The City of God - Two Cities

of his time period would see the end of the one city, the city of man, and the reign of another, the city of God. One author state...

Philosophical Role of Saint Augustine

In five pages this paper examines the contributions of Saint Augustine to philosophy's history and development. Five sources are ...

Women's Role and the Concept of Marriage

In eight pages this paper examines writings of St. Jerome, St. Augustine, and others in a consideration of the marriage concept an...

Augustine, Plato, and Anthropology

In five pages the ways in which anthropology is reflected in the philosophical works of Augustine and Plato are examined. Five so...

Good Life Defined by Religion and Philosophy

the many delights of civilization, and thus showing Enkidu this type of pleasure is important (PG). Enkidu himself however sees i...

Kierkegaard, Augustine of Hippo, and Faith

In seven pages faith as described in Fear and Trembling by Kierkegaard and Confessions by St. Augustine are contrasted and compare...

Theology and Philosophy Questions

In six pages this paper discusses some student posed questions on philosophy and theology with science and natural harmony conside...

Free Will and Saint Augustine

n.d.). God knew that humans would use their free will for evil but He also knew that good would emerge through His Grace (Anderson...

Saint Augustine and the Conversion Experience

the human soul, the other for evil and matter, including the body(Gilson 3-66). However, when he became dissatisfied with the mat...

Literature of the Medieval Period

seems to be known about the education of Mark. The author of this gospel is believed to have been John Mark, the cousin of Barnaba...

Analyzing A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters by Julian Barnes

fictional historical account, as the author uses a host of unusual situations and characters to dramatize historical interpretatio...

Tutorial on Peter Abelard and Saint Augustine of Hippo

nine Books relate Augustines life up to the death of his mother and then, the story takes an abrupt turn as Augustine puts forth h...

TV Viewing's Pros and Cons

and other shows have introduced a world of learning to toddlers and the preschool set. There are educational shows for adults and ...

Truth in the Works of Saint Augustine of Hippo and Jonathan Swift

on to reflect that the skins of women at home appear beautiful because we cannot see these small defects under normal circumstance...

Man and the Creation of Fear and God

As for mankind, numbered are their days/ Whatever they achieve is but the wind!" (Epic of Gilgamesh 8). When Gilgameshs friend Enk...

Earth and Heaven According to Dante Alighieri and Augustine of Hippo

tells the reader that all the Romans desired, and more, would actually be found in the City of God. This is not to say that moneta...

Natural Law and How It Developed

also wrote that one could live justly only if they lived in a just society (Beck, n.d.). Plato had a number of caveats about a jus...

Life and Works of Saint Augustine

how evil is nothing tangibly heinous, but instead reflects the "absence of good."ii In other words, man merely makes bad choices ...

Predestination and Free Will According to St. Augustine

That system is based on three principals: 1. God is absolute Master, by His grace, of all the determinations of the will; 2. man ...

Concept of a Spiritual Journey

and with that has come an interest in spirituality itself, outside of any religious context. It is this search for a truth that m...

Contributions of Augustine of Hippo

like St. Augustine, a man from centuries before, was of the same mind, he clearly would have influenced the people and made them s...

God Exists According to the Arguments of Saint Augustine

something greater than humans and that is God (Donati, 2002). He offers further proof through mathematical concepts, for instance,...