• Augustine in the history of thinking

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    22-02-2017 0 comments

    Augustine in the history of thinking

    A foreshadowing of a new element produced by thought life itself emerges in St. Augustine (354 – 430). This element soon vanishes from the surface, however, to continue unnoticeably under the cover of religious conception, becoming distinctly discernible again only in the later Middle Ages. In St. Augustine, the new elemen... read more...

  • A still deeper reform of Augustine

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    15-02-2017 2 comments

    A still deeper reform of Augustine

    In the tenth book Augustine gives a wonderful description of his investigations both of the outer world and into the inner life, resulting in considerations of pure thinking. After that he inquires into his memory and this results at last in a deeper reform. The descriptions are too long to quote here, but are worth reading! Her... read more...

  • The reform of Augustine

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    08-02-2017 0 comments

    The reform of Augustine

    This and the coming week I will quote two moments of reform in the life of Augustine, as he himself describes in his 'Confessions'.... read more...

  • Augustine meets Faustus

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    01-02-2017 0 comments

    Augustine meets Faustus

    In these 'philosophical reflections' I am sharing the thoughts of others, which doesn't necessarily mean that I recognise them as right. Here I quote from the Confessions of Augustine, because it is intriguing to share in the thoughts of this great church father.... read more...

  • Augustine and Manicheism III

    by Mieke Mosmuller

    25-01-2017 0 comments

    Augustine and Manicheism III

    In a lecture in 1914 (GA 156, Occult Reading and Occult Hearing) Rudolf Steiner speaks about Manicheism. He says that the power of clairvoyance diminished in the period after the Mystery of Golgotha, and while diminishing it became ever more difficult to see the full significance of this mystery and the full being of Christ hims... read more...