By Peter King
The works translated right here take care of significant issues within the considering St Augustine (354-430): unfastened will and divine grace. at the one hand, unfastened will permits humans to make their very own offerings; however, God's grace is needed for those offerings to be efficacious. 'On the loose number of the Will', 'On Grace and unfastened Choice', 'On Reprimand and style' and 'On the reward of Perseverance' set out Augustine's concept of human accountability, and caricature a refined reconciliation of will and charm. This quantity is the 1st to assemble Augustine's early and later writings on those issues, in a brand new translation by way of Peter King, allowing the reader to work out what Augustine considered as the crowning fulfillment of his paintings. the amount additionally incorporates a transparent and available creation that analyzes Augustine's key philosophical strains of notion.
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In a few cases there are several variants to choose from, and this is noted as well. A complete index of biblical citations is given, so the reader can easily see how Augustine treats the same passage in different places. xli On the Free Choice of the Will, On Grace and Free Choice, and Other Writings On the Free Choice of the Will Book 1 e vo d i u s : Please tell me whether God is not the author of evil. I shall tell you if you make it plain what kind of evil you are asking about. We usually speak of “evil” in two ways, namely when someone has (a) done evil; (b) suffered something evil.
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Aug u s t i n e : I am not asking what he can achieve but what he desires. Anyone who desires a life free from fear certainly desires a good thing. Hence the desire itself ought not to be blamed; otherwise we shall blame all who love the good. The upshot is that we must admit that there are cases of murder in which the dominance of evil desire cannot be found, and either (a) it will be false that lust dominates in all sins insofar as they are evil, or (b) there will be some kind of murder that can be not a sin.
Augustine: On the Free Choice of the Will, On Grace and Free Choice, and Other Writings by Peter King