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Vérité et vanité chez saint Augustin. Ressemblance et dissemblance à Dieu

Abstract : The problem we will examine is how the man, created in the image of truth, according to Augustine, can turn away from God and become an image of the vanity of earthly and perishable goods which he chose to focus on. The man, who can freely ratify the purpose for which he was created, will choose to turn away from God: it is pride that can be recognized in the root of all sin. This is because there is a purpose listed in the essence of man that sin can be recognized as an ontological lie when man refuses his finitude and tries to be by himself or by consuming goods that he finds around him in this world. "Living in the Spirit" and "living after the flesh" relate to two opposing ways of life depending on whether one chooses to focus on yourself or God. Augustine, drawing on Neoplatonic metaphysics, will, in fact, explain the good of the soul is to unite with God who can be found by returning to itself. Augustine is the witness of a life divided because despite this discovery, he finds himself in the persistence of conflicting desires and includes the conversion then he needs is not only intellectual, but also for his willingness. We must, he said, recognize our weakness and recognize that God comes to man through the Incarnation. The lesson of it is humility when we need to recognize that if God comes to save us is that we are sinners. Go to God by God is through Christ and through the sacraments he instituted.
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Anne-Laure Issartel. Vérité et vanité chez saint Augustin. Ressemblance et dissemblance à Dieu. Philosophie. 2012. ⟨dumas-00736271⟩



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