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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So that we cannot be surprised that this first specimen , or , as the Greeks say ,
archetype of crime , should , long afterwards , find a corresponding crime at the
foundation of that city which was destined to reign over so many nations , and be
we are much afraid in your administration of justice , viz . , lest perchance , seeing
that every injury done by impious and ungrateful men against the Christian
society is a more serious and heinous crime than if it had been done against
For if sin is so strictly forbidden by the Lord that no opportunity of repentance is
granted after the first , how can we argue that any crime , of whatever sort , should
be forgiven us , and how can we approve it by wishing it to go unpunished ?
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