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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Saint Augustine Henry Paolucci. said , Come , and let us build for ourselves a city
, and a tower whose top shall reach the sky ; and let us make us a name , before
we be scattered abroad on the face of all the earth . And the Lord came down to ...
The kingdoms of the earth have their changes ; He will come of whom it is said ,
and of His kingdom there shall be no end.5 They who have promised this to
earthly kingdoms have not been guided by truth , but have lied through flattery .
me without a cause ; and my heart hath stood in awe of Thee . For how had the
Christians injured the kingdoms of the earth , although their King promised them
the kingdom of heaven ? How , I ask , had they injured the kingdoms of the earth
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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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