St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430AD), long before he became a Christian, would not accept the easy answer regarding the most important questions of existence.
- Is there a God?
- What is the relationship between Good and Evil?
- If there is a God as the Christians describe, whence Evil?
- And if God is all powerful and omniscient, then how can a man have individual free will and self-determination?
These questions frustrated him, by his own account, in The Confessions, until he understood that he was…