Short Essay Questions Key
1. How many types of criticism does Augustine predict he will face over "On Christian Doctrine"?
Augustine predicts he will face three types of criticism.
2. What are the criticisms that Augustine predicts he will face over "On Christian Doctrine"?
The criticisms that Augustine predicts he will face are from those who cannot grasp his teaching, criticism from those who refuse or are unable to apply it, and criticism from those who believe it is not needed.
3. Upon which type of critics does Augustine focus his attention in the preface?
Augustine focuses his attention on critics who believe that his instruction in "On Christian Doctrine is not needed.
4. What are the first two points that Augustine uses to begin his refutation of the critics he focuses upon in the Preface?
Augustine begins his refutation of critics by challenging the critics who do not believe his teaching is necessary to recall their personal learning experiences. He makes a point that there are many Scriptural examples in which humans teach other humans.
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