Augustine - City of God.
City of God.
City of God.
(Seek peace & love)
Goal is to achieve
A heavenly peace so perfect it should be regarded as the 'only peace deserving of the name'
Seeks to find peace through the mind with God.
To make God their sole focus in the hopes that they are worthy for him to dwell inside all of them.
City of the mind, of the spiritual,
leads members to worship the
'So that God may be all in all'
'Love of God, carried as far as contempt of self'
'Only peace deserving of the name'
C.O.G members already elected.
Analogy of wheat & Tears: C.O.G members = Wheat.
God's grace is essential for success of C.O.G. members. Allows members to resist temporal pleasures.
is the gift of God for those chosen to be a part of the city. Allows members to resist temporal pleasures.
Grace & Faith
- Is essential for the success of the citizens of the city of God.
- Is the gift of God for those chosen to be apart of the city.
Helps the load of the...
'CORRUPTIBLE BODY WHICH WEIGHS HEAVY ON THE SOUL.'
City of Men
Goal: (Seek peace and love )
Love for :
'Lust for dominion'
To pleasure their
Seek peace through the
admiration of men
Love of self
, but contempt of God.
'Love of self, carried as far as contempt of God.'
Desire to satisfy the appetites, slaves that '
lust for dominion.'
Law provides members of earthly city with perverted delights.
Members of C.O.G unconcerned with 'utter corruption of their city'
Impossible to separate the two until judgement day, as discussed in Augustine's analogy of the wheat and tears. C.O.G members, the wheat, will be separated for harvest and kept safe in the barns. However, the tares, a.k.a the City of Men, will burn.
present within the church, C.O.M fill the churches as they 'also fill the theatres'
seeking to find
foundations of love
to separate, only on
Perfect peace - so heavenly
Only peace deserving of the name
Members of earthly city:
Lust for dominion
Live in temporal world of material things
Wheat & Tears analogy:
Wheat will be gather into the barn, tares, burned.'
'Some pre-destined friends, as yet unknown, even to themselves, are concealed among our most open enemies'