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The organization of this section is in fun. The term pleasure (voluptas) in the Utopia is manipulated to embrace everything from scratching an itch to enjoying eternal bliss with God. b. God clearly tried hard to make the universe self-sustaining. Some wrote for the edification of a king or other ruler, others sought to influence conflicts between the Church and secular rulers, others were concerned with conflicts within the Church about the constitution of the Church and the powers of Popes and Councils.

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