St Augustine: Improve Your Essay Technique

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‘Augustine’s view of human nature is deeply pessimistic’ Discuss

St Augustine of Hippo based his pessimistic theology around the creation story of Genesis 1-3, focusing specifically on the state of human nature before and after the Fall. His literalist interpretation of original sin led him to conclude that the human will became damaged and divided, and he is pessimistic in suggesting that human nature, as a result, is dominated by concupiscence. This essay will therefore be arguing that Augustine’s view of human nature is deeply pessimistic, perhaps straying from the true doctrines of Christianity.

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  1. user

    Could have used a another point of view to argue against their line of argument to make their introduction stronger.

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