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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... are above all others to be deprecated , I think enough has already been said to
show that the false gods took no steps to prevent the people who worshipped
them from being overwhelmed by such calamities , but rather aggravated the ruin
... of what happened to Rome and the Roman empire , by which I mean Rome
properly so called , and those lands which already , before the coming of Christ ,
had by alliance or conquest become , as it were , members of the body of the
Happy , saith he , that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the rock . This is
the repayment . For what hath that Babylon done to us ? We have already sung in
another Psalm , The words of the wicked have prevailed against us.18 For ...
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THE RISE AND FALL OF NATIONS
Gods Governance and Roman
SECURING THE PEACE OF BABYLON
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