Wednesday, October 17, 2007

City of God 2

In Book 2 of 'City of God' Augustine continues to speak out against polytheism declaring that myth sows filthy fancies about the gods; while political theology reaps by keeping them alive. The former spreads lies, the latter gathers them up. Next, Augustine goes into a discussion about the merits of various schools of philosophy, praising Plato along the way. Finally, he describes the differing views of demons along with their attributes. Augustine refuses to argue over semantics. Here are some other interesting thoughts from Book 2:

Augustine assumes the immortality of the soul
"God is not the soul of all things, but the maker of all souls"
Polytheism evolved from Monotheism, not the reverse
His amillennialism (present kingdom) begins to come through
So much prophecy is already fulfilled, assuring the yet future

3 comments:

I Lost You At Hello!!! said...

I've posted twice this week and I think I will tomorrow as well. I know your stars aren't working right but I do see it working for others other than me. Matt all of us depend upon you for our popularity. I think you should write your own program.

matthew said...

I would love to know how to do that!

Robin said...

Part of the issue might be with people's feed options. If people don't have the "publish site feed" checked yes in Blogger it might not ping your service. But that doesn't explain why it did work and now doesn't for some people.