Ministrul Ioan Rus l-a aşezat pe prietenul şi şeful său Victor Ponta într-o galerie cinstită alături de Platon, Aristotel …. şi alţii, nişte sărmani plagiatori.
Cum de l-a scăpat pe Augustin, care l-a „plagiat” pe Cicero şi Platon? Cred că voi lansa o rubrică specială pe blog: „plagiatori cinstiţi” în opoziţie cu ceilalţi.
Iată cîteva date despre Augustin:
The influence of Augustine is broad and deep. On a personal level his finger-prints are all over Anselm, Aquinas, Calvin, Luther, Bellarmine, Pascal and Kierkegaard. For example, it’s hard to read more than two pages in Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion without coming across a quote from Augustine.
During the last year of his life Jerome sent a letter from Bethlehem to Augustine to tell him that by his books he had virtually, “refounded the old faith,” and that the bitter attacks on him by heretics were sufficient testimony to his achievement.22
It is easier, however, to mention his influence more on movements than on individuals. The theology and philosophy of medieval schoolmen and of the creators of the first universities were rooted in Augustinian ideas of the relation between faith and reason. When Peter Lombard compiled his foundational Sentences (1155) to provide a basic textbook of theology, a very high proportion was drawn from Augustine.23
The Reformation found much of its foundation in Augustine. Both sides in the controversy, interestingly, appealed on a large scale to texts of Augustine.
During the 18th century enlightenment people were debating the concept of Augustine’s “Original Sin.” Immanuel Kant surprised the men of the Enlightenment by affirming that human nature is distorted by a pervasive radical evil.24
Augustine has and continues to influence those who follow Christ. Augustine, however, was not perfect. He had plenty of reasons why we should only worship Christ and view Augustine as a fellow sinner. His foibles help keep him in perspective compared to our Savior.
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