Augustine

Augustine

Augustine: Sinfulness and Sexuality

Augustine?s views on sin and sexuality were expressed in his writings, such as ?The Confessions,? which later contributed in the birth of the Roman Catholic theory. As a young boy he was sexually active and he had a son when he was a teenager. Later on, he joined the Manichean sect, who believed that having children corrupted the world even more. These beliefs shaped his view that if a man marries he should have children, but that will ?prevent the full development of his mental and spiritual capacities.? Pelagianism influenced Augustine?s ideas and views on sexuality; the belief that man can will himself to do good

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