Saint Augustine

Thomas Aquinas VS Saint Augustine

Thomas Aquinas VS Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine: politics as City of God (theocracy) What is the majeur change brought by St. Augustine‘s political thought since to the revelation? Simple answer is: Introducing God as the foundation of politics, as its foreground. The Start of onto-theology of Augustine is: men are equal, but created by God as subjects. Augustine distinguished two kingdoms of men and God, the temporal and spiritual power. The temporal power, because it is based on natural law, which part of inequality physical men, is imperfect. The temporal power must submit to the spiritual power, and just perfect. The State, with Augustine, must be the guarantor of divine order, serve the interests of the Church (which refutes Ockham William of St Augustine) The aim of the policy will therefore constitute a “papal theocracy,” that is to say, the affirmation of universal domination, in terms of time as the spiritual, the supremacy of...

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St Augustine Confessions – Summary

St Augustine Confessions – Summary

The Confessions of St. Augustine and the soul conversion By telling the history of the errors when his youth and his conversion, St. Augustine has described that a soul away from God by the fury of the passions. This story is for Christians of all ages, the idea came from the charity, not for pride or the need for apology. The confessions of Augustine are useless to themselves, but they do not may be to the souls who, overwhelmed the weight of their sins, are tempted to despair. He wants to inspire the love of the goodness of God, make them taste the ineffable sweetness of His grace: even the righteous have fun learning the sins of sinners, not by malice, but because they are happy with the conversion and repentance. This is the substance and spirit of the Confessions of St. Augustine. Also, the anecdotes and details that...

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