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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... in which St. Augustine considers the responsibilities of Christians as law -
abiding citizens of worldly states , and especially the grounds of Christian
cooperation in the regulation of civil rights under human law and in the
prosecution of so ...
the view that , when civil governments are willing to do so , they have a right to
compel heretics to enter the Church . Yet , upon close examination , these
arguments seem to stand up rather well as compared or contrasted with , say ,
But let us now mention , as succinctly as possible , those disasters which were
still more vexing , because nearer home ; I mean those discords which are
erroneously called civil , since they destroy civil interests . The seditions had now
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The most important voice in political thought throughout the Middle Ages, influencing even St. Aquinas, was that of St. Augustine. Through excerpts of sermons, letters, and selections from City of God ... Leer comentario completo
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