THE EARLY PHILOSOPHY OF SAINT AUGUSTINE
Without a doubt, St. Augustine is one of the most important Fathers of the early Church and one of the most influential Christian thinkers of all times. In his early life Augustine was committed to a synthesis of classical philosophical ideas within the Framework of Christian thought. In many ways, he can be considered the last of the great thinkers of antiquity. It wouldn't be long, however, before he began to realize that ultimate happiness was in fact out of our human control.
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If you think that you understand the basic ideas in the text, take the quiz for this unit.
After taking the unit quiz, write your reflective essay for this unit.
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