Discussion on the Patristic Age

For  this  topic, let's focus on Pelikan's discussion of the most important Western Father, Augustine of Hippo (354-430)  in chapter 6. In particular, what is Pelikan saying about Augustine's understanding of sin and human nature? [See pp. 76-82]

Does his presentation make sense to you?

Do Augustine's views, as described by Pelikan, appeal to you?

What can you tell about Augustine's view of human nature from his writing on the political order (X Reader: Augustine on  Church and State, pp. 28-30).

How did these views shape political life in the Christian Empire?

How does Pelikan's chapter, The King of Kings, relate to this issue?