BOOK VII



Index

CONSPECTUS

CHAPTER I. HE REGARDED NOT GOD INDEED UNDER THE FORM OF A HUMAN BODY, BUT AS A CORPOREAL SUBSTANCE DIFFUSED THROUGH SPACE.

CHAPTER II. THE DISPUTATION OF NEBRIDIUS AGAINST THE MANICHAEANS, ON THE QUESTION "WHETHER GOD BE CORRUPTIBLE OR INCORRUPTIBLE."

CHAPTER III. THAT THE CAUSE OF EVIL IS THE FREE JUDGMENT OF THE WILL.

CHAPTER IV. THAT GOD IS NOT CORRUPTIBLE, WHO, IF HE WERE, WOULD NOT BE GOD AT ALL.

CHAPTER V. QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE ORIGIN OF EVIL IN REGARD TO GOD, WHO, SINCE HE IS THE CHIEF GOOD, CANNOT BE THE CAUSE OF EVIL.

CHAPTER VI. HE REFUTES THE. DIVINATIONS OF THE ASTROLOGERS, DEDUCED FROM THE CONSTELLATIONS.

CHAPTER VII. HE IS SEVERELY EXERCISED AS TO THE ORIGIN OF EVIL.

CHAPTER VIII. BY GOD'S ASSISTANCE HE BY DEGREES ARRIVES AT THE TRUTH.

CHAPTER IX. HE COMPARES THE DOCTRINE OF THE PLATONISTS CONCERNING THE LoUod WITH THE MUCH MORE EXCELLENT DOCTRINE OF CHRISTIANITY.

CHAPTER X. DIVINE THINGS ARE THE MORE CLEARLY MANIFESTED TO HIM WHO WITHDRAWS INTO' THE RECESSES OF HIS HEART.

CHAPTER XI. THAT CREATURES ARE MUTABLE AND GOD ALONE IMMUTABLE.

CHAPTER XII. WHATEVER THINGS THE GOOD GOD HAS CREATED ARE VERY GOOD.

CHAPTER XIII. IT IS MEET TO PRAISE THE CREATOR FOR THE GOOD THINGS WHICH ARE MADE IN HEAVEN AND EARTH.

CHAPTER XIV. BEING DISPLEASED WITH SOME PART; OF GOD'S CREATION, HE CONCEIVES OF TWO ORIGINAL SUBSTANCES.

CHAPTER XV. WHATEVER IS, OWES ITS BEING TO GOD.

CHAPTER XVI EVIL ARISES NOT FROM A SUBSTANCE, BUT FROM THE PERVERSION OF THE WILL.

CHAPTER XVII. ABOVE HIS CHANGEABLE MIND, HE DISCOVERS THE UNCHANGEABLE AUTHOR OF TRUTH.

CHAPTER XVIII. JESUS CHRIST, THE MEDIATOR, IS THE ONLY WAY OF SAFETY.

CHAPTER XIX. HE DOES NOT YET FULLY UNDERSTAND THE SAYING OF JOHN, THAT "THE WORD WAS MADE FLESH."

CHAPTER XX. HE REJOICES THAT HE PROCEEDED FROM PLATO TO THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, AND NOT THE REVERSE.

CHAPTER XXI. WHAT HE FOUND IN THE SACRED BOOKS WHICH ARE NOT TO BE FOUND IN PLATO.