The Political Writings of St. Augustine
Gateway Editions, 1962 - 358 páginas
Anyone with a better than cursory knowledge of politics knows that a people's deepest values - their religious values - are what determine whether a society will prosper or fail. And anyone with a more than cursory knowledge of history knows that there was once an entity called Christendom - a political society self-consciously in obeisance to a total Christian view of life.
Here in one concise volume is St. Augustine's brilliant analysis of where faith and politics meet - casting a penetrating light on Roman civilization, the coming Middle Ages, ecclesiastical politics, and some of the most powerful ideas in the Western tradition, including Augustine's famous "just war theory" and his timeless ideas of how men should live in society.
With the classic introduction by Henry Paolucci and an analysis by Dino Bigongiari.
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The safe and true way to heaven is made by humility , which lifts up the heart to
the Lord , not against Him ; as this giant is said to have been a " hunter against
the Lord . ” This has been misunderstood by some through the ambiguity of the ...
The kings of the earth set themselves , and their rulers take counsel together ,
against the Lord , and against His Anointed ; " and there was as yet no sign of
that which is spoken a little later in the same psalm : " Be wise now , therefore ,
Behold , of this number was that rich man , who asked the Lord , Good Master ,
what shall I do that I may attain eternal life ? 11 Did he not in asking about eternal
life , ask , as it were , for a song of Sion ? Keep the commandments , said the ...
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