Two Views on Who God Is: Plotinus and Augustine
In this essay, we will explore the views of two different thinkers on who God is, and the relationship between man and God. First, we will look at the view of Plotinus, a philosopher from the third century CE. Plotinus believed that everything in the universe comes from a single source, which he called the One. He also believed that the soul of each individual person comes from the One, and that our ultimate goal is to return to the One.
Next, we will look at the view of Augustine, a theologian from the fourth century CE. Augustine believed that God is an all-powerful being who created the universe out of nothing. He also believed that our souls are created by God, and that we will live with God after death.