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Augustinian Thought (PHI/THE 270) 2011-12 Final Exam
Answer 7 of the following questions. Write no more than one page per question.
1. Comment on Augustine’s educational background, and how it equipped him well or ill to be a preacher of the Scriptures.
3. Comment on the literary structure of Confessions.4. Comment upon Augustine’s relation to the concept ‘nature.’
5. Comment on Augustine’s relation to other Fathers of the Church, both those contemporary with him and those that preceded him.
6. How does the ‘Church’ appear in the writings we have studied?
7. Augustine’s greatest work is __________________. Why?
8. Describe St. Thomas’ theological relationship with St. Augustine.9. What is Christian Platonism?
10. Comment on the political and social history of the North Africa of Augustine’s time and how it influenced his thought.11. Why does he criticize the Pelagians? Include as many reasons as you can think of. Are they good criticisms?
12. Describe his epistemology.13. Describe his teaching on sexuality.