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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He is of opinion that there are two parts in human nature , body and soul , and
makes no doubt that of these two the soul is the better and by far the more worthy
part . But whether the soul alone is the man , so that the body holds the same ...
But then he goes on to add the following : " For as we have many members in
one body , and all members have not the same office ; so we , being many , are
one body in Christ . " 39 And according to this doctrine , no one can be righteous
But those with whom we are arguing , or about whom we are arguing , are not to
be despaired of , for they are yet in the body ; but they cannot seek the Holy Spirit
, except in the body of Christ , of which they possess the outward sign outside ...
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