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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But if we discard this definition of a people , and , assuming another , say that a
people is an assemblage of reasonable beings bound together by a common
agreement as to the objects of their love , then , in order to discover the character
... who , when he sinned , neither permitted him to go unpunished , nor left him
without mercy ; who has given to the good and to the evil , being in common with
stones , vegetable life in common with trees , sensuous life in common with
For if , when their republic — that is , the interest of the people , the interest of the
country , the common interest — was most prosperous and wealthy , they
themselves were so poor in their own houses , that one of them , who had
already been ...
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