Reln 220: Assignment #3

1. Read the required sections of Augustine's The City of God (Online). Choose one of the questions Augustine is grappling with:

--Is there a plan to human history?

--What does God want from humans? Can they provide it?

--What can Christians hope for?

--Can there be justice in this world?

--What is the relationship between human governments and the communities of Christians?

--Can Christians create a "heaven on earth"?

2. Write a 2-3 page typed paper explaining how Augustine answers this question and your response to it. Use at least two of the documents in Van Voorst (68-102) to provide some evidence for your ideas.