Augustine's View of Humanity

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Order Number - A2064767 Order Status: In progress DetailsMessages Order Files Pages Payout Arrival Date Due Date Resources Received Citation Subject Level Document Type Files 2 $26.00 05-05-2012 10:27 PM 06-05-2012 02:00 PM No MLA Not Specified College Senior (4th year) Essay No Of Sources: 2 Statistical Analysis:Yes Topic:Essay Assignment Augustine's Confessions Throughout Confessions, Augustine's view humans-- essential nature interesting differences , time periods civilizations, humans. The classical Greeks , optimistic, Europeans Renaissance Age Enlightenment, humans optimistically: center "measure" creation; supreme strivers, good evil; characterized reason, inherently good perfectible. Instructions: Essay Assignment on Augustine's Confessions Throughout his Confessions, Augustine's view of humans--our essential nature has interesting differences from the way in which others, in different time periods and in different civilizations, have seen humans. The classical Greeks for example, at their most optimistic, or Europeans during the Renaissance and the Age of Enlightenment, have seen humans very optimistically: as the center and "measure" of all creation; as supreme strivers, beyond good and evil; characterized by reason, as inherently good and perfectible. Shakespeare's Hamlet puts it best: "What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in
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