Attached you will find discussion questions and excerpts from Augustine and Aquinas. For the excerpts of Aquinas’ “On Kingship” or “De Regno,” please use the link below and read Book 1 parts 2-4 and 14-16.
Discussion Questionsfor July 11th—Augustine and Aquinas
1.How would Augustine answer the question of whether government is a‘necessary evil’ or natural and good? How would Aquinas answer?
2.What does Aquinas have in common with Aristotle? With Plato?