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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If you ask counsel of me in a worldly point of view how your safety in this
transitory life may be secured , and the power and wealth belonging to you at
present may be preserved or even increased , I know not what to answer you , for
with the words , " My kingdom is not of this world , ” etc .; but by questioning him in
turn , whether he said this thing of himself , or heard it from others , He wished by
his answer to show that He had been charged with this as a crime before him ...
Jesus answered : Thou wouldest have no power against me , except it were
given thee from above : therefore he that ... Accordingly , where He made no
answer , He was silent as a sheep ; where He answered , He taught as the
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