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An Examination of St Augustine's Theory of Man
An in-depth study of the philosophies behind St Augustine's theory of man.
# 66251 | 2,219 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 06, 2006 in Philosophy (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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In this study the author highlights all of the thinking and opinions surrounding St Augustine's theory of man.The paper centers on the ultimate question what is evil and where does it come from? The author then elaborates on this philosophy and quotes many works, political and religious that portray different viewpoints.The paper concludes with an examination of St Augustine's self hate and how it is not in keeping with his theories.

From the Paper:

"In his Confessions, Augustine characterizes his early childhood as a sinful time. "I had been extremely miserable in adolescence, miserable from its very onset, and as I prayed to you for the gift of chastity I had even pleaded, "Grant me chastity, but not yet." I was afraid that you might hear me immediately and heal me forthwith of the morbid lust which I was...anxious to satisfy." It seems that every one of his body's desires brought him nothing but self-loathing and shame."

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