Augustine's christian–platonist account of goodness: A reconsideration

Heythrop Journal 43 (3):328–343 (2002)
Abstract
Augustine’s metaphysics is a subject little studied, but often much criticized. Among the recent studies of Augustine’s metaphysics, Scott MacDonald’s interpretation of Augustine’s notion of goodness claims that Augustine’s account is incoherent. This suggests a reading of Augustine that is somewhat problematic. This article argues that much of the difficulty that MacDonald claims rests on a misunderstanding of Augustine’s views about the goodness of creation and existence and the corruptibility of created things. Augustine’s position takes for granted an understanding of existence as a good and the participation of all things in the pre–eminent good, that is God
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DOI 10.1111/1468-2265.00198
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