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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no sacrifice save to Him alone , and which , therefore , could not give to the soul
its proper command over the body , nor to the reason its just authority over the
vices , is void of true justice . For though the soul may seem to rule the body ...
... that , in obedience to God or some lawful authority , good men undertake wars ,
when they find themselves in such a position as regards the conduct of human
affairs , that right conduct requires them to act , or to make others act , in this way .
am a man under authority , and have soldiers under me : and I say to one , Go ,
and he goeth ; and to another , Come , and he cometh ; and to my servant , Do
this , and he doeth it , ” Christ gave due praise to his faith ;; He did not tell him to ...
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