Essays Tagged: "Augustine of Hippo"

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

Man Bites Man: on the Goodness and Shortcomings of Anthropos.

ives of this conflict within Christianity and in recent Western culture as a wholewere Pelagius and Augustine. The former of these two thinkers advocated a world-viewfeaturing man as capable of manufa ... turing man as capable of manufacturing for himself salvation; that humans could perfectone another. Augustine asserted that man was at his core delectant in evil pursuits, andtherefore must look to hi ...

(5 pages) 53 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Revelations of Human Life

In Petrarch's dialogue, "My Secret", St. Augustine depicts human life as an ongoing quest for virtue and self-discovery, which one should app ... ghts. You must take every precaution not to fall..." (Petrarch, Paragraph 9) Life, according to St. Augustine, is not a time for flaunting one's natural abilities and physical attributes. Rather, it i ... skills in which you are not a match for even the humblest of mankind." (Petrarch, Paragraph 9) St. Augustine's perception of human life advocates recognition of an individual's inferiority and contin ...

(1 pages) 20 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified? If So How? If Not, Why Not?

ong held view in the West that there can be legitimate uses of war and is usually traced back to St Augustine's fourth-century masterwork, The City of God. Coady (1985) argues that consistency is requ ... A and Jongman, A et al (1988) Political Trrorism. SWIDOC: Amsterdam and Transaction Books. P. 5.St Augustine (1985) The City of God. London: PenguinValls, A (2000) 'Can Terrorism Be Justified' in Val ...

(13 pages) 389 1 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

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

The Problem of Evil and Suffering.

the traditional answer of most Christians to the problem of evil and suffering..Augustinian TheodicyAugustine of Hippo (354-430CE) based his theodicy on the biblical teaching that God created the heav ... ed by God and so God cannot be held accountable for their presence in the world.The key features of Augustine's theodicy are:* God is perfect.* God made a world free from imperfections.* God did not c ...

(8 pages) 97 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Reflection Confession of St. Augustine.

St. Augustine uses his focus on the fact that God may exists in the same extent which wisdom and truth e ... in the mind but not reality. He shows that there is evidence of God but not a powerful creator. To Augustine, God exists but requires him to exist for the basis of his argument. St. Augustine focuses ... focuses on memory as an unconscious knowledge, which eventually leads him to his knowledge of God. Augustine is no longer telling events of the past, but only of present time.Augustine starts his ana ...

(3 pages) 63 0 5.0 Nov/2005

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

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 ... tside of their trading. Hermits sat in their huts, or caves, and contemplated God. On the contrary, Augustine’s concept of the City of God is a man who committed himself to the encouragement of C ...

(1 pages) 1666 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Secularism: Eternally Growing Examines the ideal of secularism through the works: "Confessions", by St. Augustine, "The Canterbury Tales", by Chaucer, "The Prince", by Machiavelli, and Shakespear

some instances a conduit for the expression of an individual's religious belief. One author, Saint Augustine of Hippo, took that expression a step further in his autobiography Confessions by transpos ... rity. Ultimately, the Church was the single entity responsible for the souls of the citizenry.Saint Augustine, a proponent of this theocratic idea and one of the most influential Christian theoreticia ...

(9 pages) 12 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

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