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  1. Augustine and World Religions.Michael Barnes, Francis X. Clooney, Olivier Dufault, Paula Fredriksen, Franklin T. Harkins, Paul J. Lachance, Leo Lefebure, Reid Locklin, C. C. Pecknold & Aaron Stalnaker - 2008 - Lexington Books.
    Despite Augustine's reputation as the father of Christian intolerance, one finds in his thought the surprising claim that within non-Christian writings there are 'some truths in regard even to the worship of the One God.' The essays here uncover provocative points of comparison and similarity between Christianity and other religions to further such an Augustinian dialogue.
     
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    Boethius on Human Freedom.Paul J. LaChance - 2004 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (2):309-327.
    It is commonly asserted that Boethius defined free will as the judgment of the will or a rational choice. Accordingly, sin or evil is identified with ignorance or vice of the intellect, which prevents or distorts rational deliberation. However, Boethius adopted a more complex understanding of the self-motion of the soul and, consequently, articulated a more nuanced account of sin and the healing effects of Providence. Boethius treated human freedom as a complex including a natural motion, identified as the desire (...)
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