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Author: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Vernon J Bourke
Publisher: [New York] New American Library [1964]
Series: Mentor-Omega book, MT601.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.; Vernon J Bourke
OCLC Number: 1240627
Description: 272 pages 18 cm.
Contents: I. The man and his writings --
How Augustine came to the episcopacy --
Augustine chooses Eraclius as his successor --
Augustine on his own writings --
II. Faith and reason --
Belief is volitional consent --
To believe is to think with assent --
Believing is one thing, understanding another --
Authority and reason --
Two ways to knowledge --
Reason and authority in Manicheism --
The relation of authority to reason --
If I am deceived, I exist --
A know that I am alive --
Knowledge and wisdom --
Error and ignorance --
III. Three levels of reality --
Creator, human soul, body --
Natures on three levels --
Soul, ruled by God, rules its body --
Soul: above the sensible, below God --
God, mutable sprits, and bodies --
Divine, psychic, and bodily nature --
Causality: divine, psychic, and bodily --
Divine ideas as prototypes --
God set spiritual creation above the corporeal --
Evil: the privation of the good --
IV. Man's soul --
Existence, life, sense, and reason --
Sensation as an activity of the soul --
Memory, understanding, and will --
The wonders of memory --
Three levels of vision --
V. The world of bodies --
All bodily nature are good --
Invisible seeds in the elements --
The elements contain seminal reasons --
Measure, number, and weight --
Concernign formless matter --
Place, time, and the physical world --
The wonders of nature --
God works throughout nature --
Man's natural endowments --
The physical world and the Christian --
VI. Approaching God through understanding --
Creation is a great book --
The journey of the should to God --
The souls ascent to God --
The whole world proclaims its maker --
Ascending to the supreme truth --
Plato's view of God --
How to think about God --
The problem of speaking about God --
God is the selfsame --
A divine invocation --
Late have I loved thee --
VII. Moral and religious life --
All men desire happiness --
Man's greatest good --
Good love and bad love --
Moral evil stems from bad will --
Two precepts of love --
On diversities of local customs --
Doing good to body and soul --
The evil of telling a lie --
Lying and concealing the truth --
Faith, hope, and charity --
No virtues apart from God --
Our reward is not in this life --
VIII. Dimensions of grace --
What the grace of God is --
Augustine was never a Pelagian --
What true grace is --
The work of grace --
How freedom is restored by grace --
God's foreknowledge and human willing --
Grace before and after the fall --
Grace and good works --
Prevenient grace --
Grace and human miseries --
The beatific vision --
IX. The two cities --
Augustine's analysis of the city of God --
How the two cities differ --
Two loves make two cities --
Two cities from by two loves --
The unimportance of externals --
Relation of the heavenly and earthly cities --
Jerusalem and Babylon --
Summary on the two cities --
All nations are in the city of God --
The church and the city of God --
The foundation of the holy city --
Religion and human destiny --
The meaning of a people --
Peace: the tranquility of order --
Two kingdoms after the resurrection --
X. Philosophy of history --
Belief and historical events --
The universality of providence --
Meaning in history --
Six ages in Biblical history --
Symbolic meaning of Jewish history --
Christ in history --
The two cities in history --
What is time? --
Critique of cyclicism.
Series Title: Mentor-Omega book, MT601.
Responsibility: Selected and with commentary by Vernon J. Bourke.

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