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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For what disasters accompanied the death of the elder Gracchus ! what slaughter
ensued when , shortly after , the younger brother met the same fate ! For noble
and ignoble were indiscriminately massacred ; and this not by legal authority and
if that were possible , watered with fountains of tears — is this , that when the
judge puts the accused to the question , that he may not unwittingly put an
innocent man to death , the result of this lamentable ignorance is that this very
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 ...
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