Gabrielle Ellerbrock

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Synthetic Kingdom: The Seduction of Idolatry

Gabrielle Ellerbrock
Synthetic Kingdom: The Seduction of Idolatry

This thesis argues that it is only through a reordering and redirecting of its love towards the highest good, which is God, and with the help of the Church as a guide to do so, that humanity can once again enjoy the purpose for which it was created – love of God and love of neighbor. Saint Augustine’s City of God offers a discussion of how this state of ordering came to pass through comparing what he categorizes as the earthly city and the heavenly city.

This thesis argues that it is only through a reordering and redirecting of its love towards the highest good, which is God, and with the help of the Church as a guide to do so, that humanity can once again enjoy the purpose for which it was created – love of God and love of neighbor. Saint Augustine’s City of God offers a discussion of how this state of ordering came to pass through comparing what he categorizes as the earthly city and the heavenly city. In his depiction of the nature of the two cities, Augustine offers a solution to the displacement of love.
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Thesis
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