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The most far reaching of Saint Augustine's ideas was that man is inherently evil. Few would hold to this view today.

Another concept developed by Augustine was that of original sin. This concept is strongly held to in the Catholic Church, but was never adopted by the Orthodox Churches, and is largely considered of little or no relevance in the Protestant Churches.

Augustine developed the ethical concept of unqualified absolutism, insisting that it is never permissible to break one of God's moral laws, even for the sake of a greater good. Lying to ward off rape, or even to save a life, is strictly forbidden by his unqualified absolutism. However, Augustine gets so tied up in contradictions and logical errors as he attempts to explain and defend his concept, that even Norman L. Geisler (Christian Ethics) rejects his ethical theory.

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