Essays Tagged: "Augustine"

Basic explanation on ordinary mortality - touches Lord of the Flies. Compare how Hobbes and Augustine think the condition of war arises and defend one author’s account of 'ordinary' morality as an ant

Augustine believes that the condition of war arises when the perfectly ordered and harmonious enjoym ... tate of nature is a condition of constant war, which rational and self-motivated people want to end.Augustine argues that peace is more than the absence of hostilities - it is a state of harmony that ... irtues so that we as humans can achieve some sort of peace on our own through God's saving grace.To Augustine, humans seek an object of love they can't lose. The problem with that to humans is that hu ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

An analysis of Augustine's interpertation of the concept of evil. Was it through the hands of G-d or from the hands of human

n this world, and he is good, theists must then ask themselves what evil is and where it came from. Augustine sets up an argument I his Confessions that attempts to define evil, and in doing so he exp ... and in doing so he explains its existence.To follow this argument, it is important to realize that Augustine accepts some basic precepts regarding G-d and His creation. To begin with, G-d is the auth ...

(6 pages) 199 0 4.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Confession / St. Sugustine. Analysis of memory in Augustine's confessions.

In book X of Augustine's confessions, Augustine focuses on the world's existence in God. He follows this goal thr ... e follows this goal through the examination of memory; its relation to the self and its powers. St. Augustine focuses on memory as an unconscious knowledge, which eventually leads him to his knowledge ... o his knowledge of God. Augustine is no longer telling events of the past, but only of present time.Augustine begins his analysis of memory in a description of a house, "a storehouse for countless ima ...

(7 pages) 158 1 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Believe What One Wills: An essay questioning the motives for St. Augustine's conversion.

lign their personal philosophy with a widely accepted philosophy. For many years of his life, Saint Augustine tried to do just that. He knew what he felt and thought, but was not quite sure how to exp ... until his conversion to Christianity. In the first part of the autobiographical book, Confessions, Augustine reveals what his life was like before his conversion. In his examinations of other faiths, ...

(3 pages) 114 0 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Augustine in Church History.

Augustine was born in A.D. 354 in a city in Africa. His father was not a Christian when Augustine wa ... r, Monica. Monica prayed for a long time about her husband's conversion from pagan to Christianity. Augustine had many gifts and talents and soon enough his parents realized this and sent him to get t ... spreading fast through the Mediterranean. Manicheism often made fun of the Bible and its teachings. Augustine believed in Manicheism because it questioned the fact that there is only one God. They bel ...

(2 pages) 41 1 4.8 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Ethics According to Natural Law - Aquinas's and Augustine's Views.

inas opposed abortion because he believed it was a form of contraception and a sin against marriage.Augustine thought evil to be the absence of good, and vice in the soul is the deprivation of natural ... all suffer original sin, all need grace through salvation. By grace we are all children of God. St Augustine provided the church with its first codified teaching on human sexuality. The ultimate end ...

(5 pages) 137 0 4.3 Sep/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays

The essay is about The Saint Augustine Confessions, by (big Shocker) St. Augustine. It is a literary analysis of a passage.

In the late 300's AD, a famous, well-educated "heretic" named Augustine came to the city of Milan. A former teacher, Augustine was known as a dazzling rhetorician ... r the city, gradually moving up the imperial hierarchy. In this passage from his Confessions, Saint Augustine turns the literary artistry of his oratorical talents to the task of describing his disill ... hown in his use of extended apostrophe and imagery to communicate his humbled submissiveness to God.Augustine was born in 354 AD in the North African city of Thagaste. His father, Patrick, was a pagan ...

(7 pages) 206 1 3.4 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

A)Explain Irenaeus' Theodicy. B)"Reasoned arguments cannot account for the amount of evil in the world" Discuss

A) Explain Irenaeus' TheodicyThe Irenaeus Theodicy, often called Soul Making, is a counterpart to Augustine's Theodicy, yet it is also and opposing argument. While Augustine stated that evil came fr ... es that evil is opposing the human races' bid to become one with God.Irenaeus'theodicy differs from Augustine's, as it is more in the sense that God created evil, whereas Augustine described its exist ...

(4 pages) 53 2 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Augustine's Pear and Eve's Apple: The Problem of Original Sin

Original sin is a complex theological. Augustine's pear parable addresses the root in a spiritual context. Augustine contends that in striv ... as God. All sins which may be committed are perversions of a virtue which maybe found pure--in God. Augustine says "Ambition seeks nothing but honours and glory, whereas you alone are worthy of honour ... whereas you alone are worthy of honour above all things, and your glory endures for ever" (2.6.13).Augustine is particularly conscious the ambitious path is not the way. His parents worked to give hi ...

(3 pages) 65 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Evil and the Confessions of St. Augustine

Brett WalterHUM 205Paper # 9Evil and theConfessions of St. Augustine:Aurelius Augustine lived from 354 -430 A.D. During his life, Augustine introduced some ext ... pts of evil. These concepts were introduced in a direct defense of the Christian faith.Prior to St. Augustine's time, many philosophers questioned the picture of evilpainted by the Christians. This pi ... as it seemed contradictory in nature. While the overall outlook of evil is a complicated issue, St. Augustine offered some good explanations for the problem. Today, in many people's mind's, the questi ...

(3 pages) 68 1 3.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

How can, under Catholic laws, the killing of another human being be morally justified?

e, and be justified doing it. Thomas Aquinas based much of his theology on the earlier works of St. Augustine of Hippo, and also brought to light many theories, such as the principle of Double Effect ... ethics on the taking of human life and also the catholic churches' teachings on a 'Just War.'Saint Augustine of Hippo was the first person to write down a set of ideals in the fifth century on an ide ...

(6 pages) 60 0 4.8 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

What explanations do Christians offer for the origin of sin?

Adam and Eve's disobedience. This phrase was coined between the 4th and 5th centuries by theologian Augustine. Augustine believed that Adam and Eve's original sin became an inherited sin, biologically ... ed down the generations, so that every human was born with a tendency to sin and to go against God. Augustine's theories were widely accepted by the church as he suggested that people needed to be res ...

(5 pages) 47 0 1.0 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Augustine's Idea of Freedom

l force. These choices are our own in the sense that it is caused by who we are, our character. For Augustine, these definitions of freedom are simply not clear enough. He believes human beings are ca ... y lets us choose to act on our desires, but lets us choose which desires we wish to follow as well. Augustine strongly felt that, while actions may stem from our choices, to say that our choices are t ...

(4 pages) 61 2 3.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

What attitudes towards the Roman games did the ancient writers express? How would you account for these differences and similarities between these attitudes ?

n us without our being conscious of it'Another person who tells of the seduction of the crowd is St Augustine (354-430ce). In the story of Alypius he describes how Alypius initially closes his eyes to ... vents taking place. When he could no longer contain his curiosity and eventually opened his eyes St Augustine discloses to the reader how Alypius was carried away by the excitement of the crowd and th ...

(4 pages) 211 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Augustine With Respect To Evil

Augustine with respect to evil.In the world we live in, both today and in years past, humans have be ... God does not truly exist or that She is not as knowing and powerful and many believe Her to be.St. Augustine tries to clarify how evil and God can reasonably coexist. It is his beliefs that if God di ... ; all characteristics that are built throughout life and through learning experiences. According to Augustine, it is not possible to become brave if one is not put in the position to face fear. An exa ...

(7 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A comparison of Augustinian Theodicy and Irenaean Theodicy

he Augustinian theodicy and the Irenaean theodicy.The Augustinian theodicy was constructed by Saint Augustine (345-430 AD) and is the main traditional Christian response to the problem of evil. The Au ... oodness and perfection. In this regard, God is partly responsible for the evil in the world.Second, Augustine sticks close to the biblical text, whereas Irenaeus ties his theory less to the biblical t ...

(6 pages) 37 0 4.3 Dec/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Augustine and Rousseau and the State of Human Nature

Both Jean Jacques Rousseau and Saint Augustine present two distinct, yet co-related accounts of the human being and the consequences of u ... human being. Thus the purpose of this paper is to put forward a critical examination of the work of Augustine and Jean Rousseau and to prove without a doubt, in regards to the troubles of modern day m ... ve without a doubt, in regards to the troubles of modern day man and significant events, that Saint Augustine's views toward mankind was in actuality a more accurate descriptive account. Saint Augusti ...

(10 pages) 34 0 0.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Augustine's Concept of the City of God and the Growth of Monasticism

Augustine’s concept of the City of God and the growth of monasticism helped and reinforced each ... e one succeeded where the other did not. They covered each other’s weaknesses.During his life, Augustine wrote a book entitled The City of God. In it, he presents human history as being a conflic ... a book entitled The City of God. In it, he presents human history as being a conflict between what Augustine calls the City of Man and the City of God , a conflict that is destined to end in victory ...

(1 pages) 1935 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity


mean? To help me with this I will be using the views of 3 philosophers, particularly Aristotle, St. Augustine, and Mill, regarding happiness. I will also try to choose, among their views, which will b ... lective country gentlemen, remote from the workaday world.Another view on happiness is given by St. Augustine of Hippo. All people want to be happy, but how do people know of happiness? For Augustine, ...

(5 pages) 17 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Plato vs. Augustine on Memory

October 13, 2013Sara GoodmanHistory & SystemsDr. StiglianoFirst Short Examination:Plato vs. Augustine on MemoryAssignment: Plato and Augustine use memory in ways that are comparable and incomp ... ? What are their differences? If they disagree, indicate how they would criticize each other's work.Augustine begins describing memory as that of a house. He describes it as being a place where images ...

(4 pages) 4 0 0.0 Dec/2013

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy