- How do the Manicheans explain the origin of Evil? Why is this theory
o They explain it as a substance from God that he cant defeat, the dark
material world; rather than from themselves. This is problematic as
Augustine has a hard time thinking of God as corruptible, limited and
- How doesAugustine perceive the nature of God at the end of the Book VII?
o Apostle Paul hunted Christians but goes blind but is taken care of by
Christians and sees how people would die for their religion
o Due to apostle Paul, realized he must be gracious and humble himself.
Realizes its because of grace of god humans have salvation.
- Why does Augustine include so many accounts about the conversion of his
o To show others that prominent and successful people convert to. Its
examples for outsiders.
- To explain bad actions or movements in the human soul,Augustine introduces the
theory of two wills. Why is this theory inappropriate?
o Thinks has two wills because limbs obeyed his mind but his mind would
not obey itself
o He says it is Manichean to blame his fault on the existence of two separate
wills. He knows it is really him who tore apa