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discuss the view that aug is relevant

Pre fall
Imago dei
States of Adam
Harmony
- Darwin
- Dawkins
- Barth

Post lapsarian
Concupiscence, romans 7
Akrasia - Socrates, Aristotle
Original sin - Edward t Oakes

Gods grace
3 functions
Liberating
RCC
+ white
- eschatological verification, no summum bonum now

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aug and grace

Sin, idea of grace rests on it
Fall etc.
only cure for sin is grace offered by JC death
dependent on god (Isaiah 53:5)
- Oakes
- Dawkins

Functions of grace
Prevenient
Operative
Cooperative
- pinker just be nice to eachother

Liberating force
Summum bonum
Not achieved now
- eschatological verification

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aug genera

• One of the early Church fathers lived from 354-430AD.
• Lived in Algeria and worked as a Christian writer and teacher in Africa
• Influenced by Plato.
• Wrote autobiographical writings, which tell us about his life and conversion to Christianity.

manicheanism, cosmic battle, aug rejected this when converted
neo platonism.
plagiarism, personal sin. aug rejected

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pre fall

imago dei
equal
man still rules

states of adam
righteousness
original stae: posse non peccare
potential state: non posse peccary

harmony, body will and reason
will synonymous with love
cupiditas and caritas

adam and eve
married friends
sex under control of mind
summon erection

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post fall

disobedience, sexual awareness
desire for autonomy
will = imbalanced e.g. pans
man must dominate, satan

concupiscence
no control of libido
wet dreams
romans 7, akrasia
- socrates
- Aristotle, ignorance

original sin
generational
double death
no free will
cause of human selfishness
cause of corruption e.g. city of god vs. earthly city
- own experience
+ RCC, tension between man and woman. baptism is only hope

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criticisms/psootves

Barth
kant
Oakes, evolution
Dawkins, evolution. sadomasochist to kill son
freud
pinker, violence
daly

+ duffy, evil in society
harris, intrinsic badness
white, selfish trait in children