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Did Augustine try to prove God's existence using Set Theory?

Some time ago I heard a professor of mine describe Augustine's Confessions as an attempt to prove God's existence using set theory. I didn't get a chance to ask him more of what he meant, and ...
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Does Gandhi's paraphrase of Augustine's phrase distort its meaning?

His [St. Augustine's] Letter 211 (c. 424) contains the phrase Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum, which translates roughly to “With love for mankind and hatred of sins.” The phrase has become ...
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Logical error in Augustinian theodicy

In Confessions, book 7 chapter XII, St. Augustine writes: If things are sovereignly good, they are incorruptible. If a thing is corruptable, it contains good. Evil is either an incorruptible ...