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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Because these circumstances have been the cause of another's death , are we to
consent to sin ? are we to deprive a father of the authority to inflict punishment for
wrong - doing — which is done through a desire of correcting , not of injuringor ...
them fear , so those who cause fear are ordered to render love to those who fear .
Let nothing be done through desire of hurting , but all through love of helping ,
and nothing will be done cruelly , inhumanly . Thus , the sentence of the judge
me without a cause ; and my heart hath stood in awe of Thee . For how had the
Christians injured the kingdoms of the earth , although their King promised them
the kingdom of heaven ? How , I ask , had they injured the kingdoms of the earth
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