1. St. Augustine broke with the classical tradition in his understanding of the purpose of human governments.
What was the classical tradition’s view of government’s purpose and what was the view that St. Augustine developed to replace it?
Why did St. Augustine arrive at his conclusions about the aims of government (i.e. what sociological and/or spiritual realities did he use to ground his ideas)?
Finally, in a couple of sentences state whether you agree with St. Augustine, and (briefly) defend your own view of the purpose of government.