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Augustine, On The Holy Trinity, 14.21
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1. New Testament, 1 John, 4.1 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4.1. Beloved, don't believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
2. New Testament, 1 Corinthians, 4.7, 13.7 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4.7. For who makes you different? And what doyou have that you didn't receive? But if you did receive it, why do youboast as if you had not received it? 13.7. bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, enduresall things.
3. Augustine, De Diversis Quaestionibus Ad Simplicianum, 35.1 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

4. Augustine, De Peccatorum Meritis Et Remissione Et De Baptismo Parvulorum, 2.28-2.31 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

5. Augustine, On The Holy Trinity, 14.14-14.15, 14.18-14.19, 14.22-14.24 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

6. Augustine, The City of God, 14.19 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

14.19. Hence it is that even the philosophers who have approximated to the truth have avowed that anger and lust are vicious mental emotions, because, even when exercised towards objects which wisdom does not prohibit, they are moved in an ungoverned and inordinate manner, and consequently need the regulation of mind and reason. And they assert that this third part of the mind is posted as it were in a kind of citadel, to give rule to these other parts, so that, while it rules and they serve, man's righteousness is preserved without a breach. These parts, then, which they acknowledge to be vicious even in a wise and temperate man, so that the mind, by its composing and restraining influence, must bridle and recall them from those objects towards which they are unlawfully moved, and give them access to those which the law of wisdom sanctions - that anger, e.g., may be allowed for the enforcement of a just authority, and lust for the duty of propagating offspring - these parts, I say, were not vicious in Paradise before sin, for they were never moved in opposition to a holy will towards any object from which it was necessary that they should be withheld by the restraining bridle of reason. For though now they are moved in this way, and are regulated by a bridling and restraining power, which those who live temperately, justly, and godly exercise, sometimes with ease, and sometimes with greater difficulty, this is not the sound health of nature, but the weakness which results from sin. And how is it that shame does not hide the acts and words dictated by anger or other emotions, as it covers the motions of lust, unless because the members of the body which we employ for accomplishing them are moved, not by the emotions themselves, but by the authority of the consenting will? For he who in his anger rails at or even strikes some one, could not do so were not his tongue and hand moved by the authority of the will, as also they are moved when there is no anger. But the organs of generation are so subjected to the rule of lust, that they have no motion but what it communicates. It is this we are ashamed of; it is this which blushingly hides from the eyes of onlookers. And rather will a man endure a crowd of witnesses when he is unjustly venting his anger on some one, than the eye of one man when he innocently copulates with his wife.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adam Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 226
allusion Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
amore iustitiae Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 549
augustine Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 226, 227, 499, 548, 549; Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
blessed, blessedness Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 226
bonum Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 548
decalogue / ten commandments Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499
divine illumination Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 227
epistemology Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
ideas (platonic) Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
imago dei Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499, 549
intelligible world Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
interior homo, inner man Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499
iustitia, justice Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 549
jesus christ Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499
jews Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499
liberum arbitrium Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 548
marcellinus Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 226, 227, 499, 548, 549
memoria occulta Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 226, 227
mens, notitia sui, amor sui Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 227
paradise Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 226
per fidem diligatur Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499
plato, philebus Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
platonic doctrine of recollection Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 226, 227
praeceptum Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499
purification of the soul, self-purification Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499
recollection, theory of Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
sabbatum, sabbath Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 499
soul, immortality of Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
soul, transmigration of' Tarrant et al, Brill's Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity (2018) 451
timore poenae Cheuk-Yin Yam, Trinity and Grace in Augustine (2019) 549