A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church: St. Augustin: The writings against the Manichćans, and against the Donatists

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Philip Schaff
Christian literature Company, 1887

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Description of the duties of temperance according to the sacred Scriptures 5 I
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Fortitude comes from the love of God
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Of justice and prudence
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Love of ourselves and of our neighbor
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On doing good to the soul of our neighbor Two parts of discipline restraint and in struction Through good conduct we arrive at the knowledge of th...
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Of the authority of the Scriptures
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The Church apostrophized as teacher of all wisdom Doctrine of the Catholic Church
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The life of the Anachoretes and Coenobites set against the continence of the Manichaeans
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Praise of the clergy
60
The Church is not to be blamed for the conduct of bad Christians worshippers
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tombs and pictures
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The supreme good is that which is possessed of supreme existence
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If evil is defined as that which is hurtful this implies another refutation of the Manichaeans 7o CHAP IV The difference between what is good in itself...
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Evil is not a substance but a disagreement hostile to substance
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The Manichaean fictions about things good and evil are not consistent with themselves
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Three moral symbols devised by the Manichaeans for no good
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The value of the symbol of the mouth among the Manichaeans who are found guilty of blaspheming God
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Manichaean subterfuge
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Three good reasons for abstaining from certain kinds of food
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Why the Manichaeans prohibit the use of flesh
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Description of the symbol of the hands among the Manichaeans
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Of the symbol of the breast and of the shameful mysteries of the Manichaeans Sö CHAP XIX Crimes of the Manichaeans
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Disgraceful conduct discovered at Rome
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DISPUTATION OF THE FIRST DAY p
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DISPUTATION OF THE SECOND DAY p
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CONTENTS OF AGAINST THE EPISTLE OF MANICHAEUS CALLED FUNDAMENTAL PAGE CHAP I To heal heretics is better than to destroy ...
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Augustin once a Manichaean
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Why Manichaeus called himself an apostle of Christ I31 CHAP VII In what sense the followers of Manichaeus believe him to be the Holy Spirit I32 ...
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The Manichaeans are reduced to the choice of a tortuous or curved or straight line of junction The third kind of line would give symmetry and beaut...
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The beauty of the straight line might be taken from the region of darkness without taking anything from its substance So evil neither takes from nor ...
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Manichaeus places five natures in the region of darkness I42 CHAP XXIX The refutation of this absurdity I43 CHAP XXX The number of good thin...
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The same subject continued
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Manichaeus got the arrangement of his fanciful notions from visible objects I44 CHAP XXXIII Every nature as nature is good
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Nature cannot be without some good The Manichaeans dwell upon the evils
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Evil alone is corruption Corruption is not nature but contrary to nature Corrup tion implies previous good
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The source of evil or of corruption of good I47 CHAP XXXVII God alone perfectly good
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Nature made by God corruption comes from nothing I48 CHAP XXXIX In what sense evils are from God
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Corruption tends to nonexistence I49 CHAP XLI Corruption is by Gods permission and comes from us I 50
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The relation of Christ to prophecy continued
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That sin is not the striving for an evil nature but the desertion of a better
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No creature of God is evil but to abuse a creature of God is evil
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Manichaean blasphemies concerning the nature of God
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Many evils before his commingling with evil are attributed to the nature of God by the Manichaeans
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Incredible turpitudes in God imagined by Manichaeus
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Certain unspeakable turpitudes believed not without reason concerning the Mani chaeans themselves
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He compels to the perpetration of horrible turpitudes
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In which Augustin proves that it is to no purpose that the Donatists bring forward the authority
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BOOK III
436
BOOK IV
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Augustin continues to press the question Why God when he can in no way suffer injury sent the soul hither?
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BOOK V
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charge of polytheism and goes into an elaborate comparison of Manichaean and pagan mythology
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In which the remaining judgments of the Council of Carthage are examined
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CONTENTS ON A TREATISE CONCERNING THE CORRECTION
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