The Augustinian anthropology of sin contained an ethical implication. Members of the City of God have a duty to love God, for this alone restores peace and order to their beings.
Augustine held that God can command the rich to give to the poor. The poor can never demand from the rich; generosity is never owed.
Liberals and Conservative want to claim Augustine as their own. With the doctrine of precedent, we explore his views on law, justice, and equality.
No pre-society civilization ever existed. All sentient moral beings are by definition relational. Therefore, man’s desire to love and be loved is the cause of civilization.