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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And I am at a loss to understand how the Stoic philosophers can presume to say
that these are no ills , though at the same time they allow the wise man to commit
suicide and pass out of this life if they become so grievous that he cannot or ...
But when the newly - received branch has become identified with the stock in
which it is received , the result is both vigour and fruit ; but if they do not become
identified , the engrafted bough withers , but the life of the tree continues
Who would ever have believed , who would have feared , after Boniface had
become a Count of the Empire and of Africa , and had been placed in command
in Africa with so large an army and so great authority , that the same man who ...
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