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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I speak of Rome , but that that is false , which they say of our Christ , that He is
Rome's destroyer , and that the gods of wood and stone were her defenders ?
Add what is more costly , " gods of brass . " Add what is costlier still , " of silver
Saint Augustine Henry Paolucci. Rome's greatness by honourable means . But ,
in Numa's reign , I would know whether the long peace was maintained in spite of
the incursions of wicked neighbours , or if these incursions were discontinued ...
reward he received from those Roman gods whose temples he saved from
Hannibal , and who are worshipped only for the sake of securing temporal
happiness . But since Sallust , as we have seen , declares that the manners of
Rome were ...
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