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The Intersection Of Politics And Theology: Reading Augustine In Light Of Augustine, Landon P. Wilcox Mar 2017

The Intersection Of Politics And Theology: Reading Augustine In Light Of Augustine, Landon P. Wilcox

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Augustine’s The City of God is a foundational theological text for the development of Christian thought across time. Over the centuries, political scientists and theologians have been especially interested in this text in a variety of ways, but for the purposes of this discussion, the focus will be on Books I-V and Book XIX. Typically, theologians have been interested in Augustine’s rebuttal of pagan claims that are found in the first five books, while political scientists focus most of their attention on Book XIX for its discussion of the highest ends of the state through the means of ...


The Reputation Of The Apostle Paul: Was He A Misogynist?, Melinda Nelson Apr 2014

The Reputation Of The Apostle Paul: Was He A Misogynist?, Melinda Nelson

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The Apostle Paul is a fundamental figure in the history, traditions, and beliefs of Christianity, yet his thoughts are sometimes viewed as controversial. Through his letters, Christians for centuries have learned about early Christianity and have been guided by Paul’s writings into following the ways of Jesus as he is interpreted by Paul. However, Paul did not begin as a crusader for Christ; initially Paul was extremely opposed to this reform of Judaism and made his stance known through aligning himself with the Jewish Pharisees during the persecutions of Christians during the early years of Christianity. While Paul’s ...