A History of Western Philosophy: The medieval mind
A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY examines the nature of philosophical enterprise and philosophy's role in Western culture. Jones and Fogelin weave key passages from classic philosophy works into their comments and criticisms, giving A HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY the combined advantages of a source book and textbook. The text concentrates on major figures in each historical period, combining exposition with direct quotations from the philosophers themselves. The text places philosophers in appropriate cultural context and shows how their theories reflect the concerns of their times.
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THE DONATIST HERESY Augustine was confronted with this whole problem
when he went to Hippo in 391 as assistant to the aged Catholic ... The Donatists
merely held the sacraments to be ineffective if performed by unworthy priests.
However plausible Donatism may seem today, the Catholic party at once saw the
danger to institutional stability in the Donatists' contention. The authority of the
Church depended upon there being no question about the authority of its officers.
... is the obvious implication of the position he adopted against the Donatists. It is
the rite itself (providing, of course, that it is administered by the Church) that is
efficacious; it operates automatically, regardless of who in particular administers
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