Augustinus

Volume 63, Issue 250/251, Julio/Diciembre 2018

Jimmy Chan
Pages 299-315

Bienestar emocional en Agustín y el estoicismo

Both the Stoics and Augustine seek to explore under what circumstances are emotions considered ‘good’? There is one distinct question that Augustine attempts to explore in the aspect of emotional wellness: “What is the theological significance of emotions?” This paper not only demonstrates the interwoven relationship between Augustine and Stoicism on emotions, but also argues that Augustine has not been able to disentangled from the Stoic thoughts on emotions, to the extent that it is necessary for him to transform the Stoic ideas of emotions for his theological and rhetorical purposes.