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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That eagerness for praise and desire of glory , then , was that which
accomplished those many wonderful things , laudable , doubtless , and glorious
according to human judgment . The same Sallust praises the great men of his
own time ...
There is assuredly a difference between the desire of human glory and the desire
of domination ; for , though he who has an overweening delight in human glory
will be also very prone to aspire earnestly after domination , nevertheless they ...
But whosoever , without possessing that desire of glory which makes one fear to
displease those who judge his conduct , desires domination and power , very
often seeks to obtain what he loves by most open crimes . Therefore he who
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