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Problem: How is Augustine platonic and Aquinas aristotelian? Can someone give me an in-depth way of how each is like Plato and Aristotole.
On St. Augustine and Platonic influence:
"Augustine produced a sophisticated interpretation of Christian thinking by merging it with the philosophy of Plato and Neoplatonism. With this merger of ideas, Christianity takes on the idea of God as an independent, immaterial reality - the transcendent God. This idea of God is so familiar to many of us now that it may seem odd to think of God in any other way. Still, it was Augustine's appropriation of Plato's two-level view of reality that produced the mysterious non-material God who exists outside of all space and time (e.g. is infinite and ...
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