The topics that we examined - human free will and divine foreknowledge, the role of Christian revelation in philosophy, created time and space, what human happiness requires, the virtues in their struggles with vices, and the extent of community - are all important in Augustine's thought as a whole.
The semester got away from me - I ended up taking on five classes (more than full time for academic teaching) - so I wasn't able to get to all of them until later on in December, after classes ended. Here is the full set on the City of God - to which I will perhaps add additional videos down the line.
- Divine Foreknowledge and Human Free Will (book 5)
- Knowledge of God and the Mediator (book 11)
- Creation, Time, and Space (book 11)
- Goodness of Creation and Natural Evil (book 11)
- Existence, Knowledge, and Love (book 11)
- Philosophical Sects and the Supreme Good (book 19)
- The Supreme Good and the Present Life (book 19)
- Why Virtues are Not The Supreme Good (book 19)
- The Four Circles of Relationships (book 19)
- Peace as Universally Desired (book 19)
This semester, I'll only be teaching some of this material from book 11 of City of God in my classes. But I will be covering a different Augustine text, his earlier work On Free Choice of the Will. I'll be creating new core concept videos on that book later on in the semester.