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By Gregory B. Sadler, Lectures on classic, Contemporary philosophical texts, and Thinkers by Gregory B. Sadler. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
This lecture discusses key ideas from the early medieval philosopher and theologian, Augustine of Hippo's work, The City of God. It focuses specifically on his discussion in book 19 arguing that we do not find any lasting peace or happiness in this life. In the course of this discussion, he sets out four concentric circles of relationships that we human being can have. The first of these is most intimate, and includes the family or household, and our friendships. The second of these is our political or social community, the city. The third is the world as a whole, encompassing all of the peoples and members of the human race. The fourth extends to the cosmos, and includes spiritual beings such as the gods (as understood by pagans) or the good and bad angels (as understood within a Christian perspective). To support my ongoing work, go to my Patreon site - www.patreon.com/sadler If you'd like to make a direct contribution, you can do so here - www.paypal.me/ReasonIO - or at BuyMeACoffee - www.buymeacoffee.com/A4quYdWoM You can find over 1500 philosophy videos in my main YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/user/gbisadler Purchase Augustine's City of God - amzn.to/2GJGM0s