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Compare how Hobbes and Augustine think the condition of war arises and defend oneauthors account of ordinary morality as an antedote for it Augustine believes that the condition of war arises when the perfectlyordered and harmonious enjoyment of God is disrupted The City of God 690 whereas Hobbesbelieves that the original state of nature is a condition of constant war which rationaland self-motivated people want to end Augustine argues that peace is more than the absence of hostilities -it is a state of harmony that makes possible the full functioning of human beings Fullfunctioning comes from the four internal virtues courage justice temperance andprudence that we must exercise to achieve good human morality Human morality by and ofits self will not allow us humans to travel to our moral destination It is only anexercise of the four virtues so that we as humans can achieve some sort of peace on ourown through Gods saving grace To Augustine humans seek an object of love they cant lose Theproblem with that to humans is that humans cant provide that to other humanscompletely Only God can and that in turn causes hostility among humans The love of Godthen is the only way humans can completely satisfy all four virtues and have eternalpeace Eternal peace is where faith love and hope are to be enjoyed such as in The Cityof God In Book XIX Augustinian social theory summarizes the principle ofordered harmony This theory finds perfection in a mutual society that believes in GodBelieving in God though lends a problem in the simple rule of justice how do we giveeach other their due Seemingly war or hostility would not be a part of aChristians life on earth Augustine counters by indicating that war may be and iswaged by Gods commandment To Augustine waging war out of obedience to God is verydifferent than to wage war for personal gain But even wars caused by unselfish humans canbe profitable
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