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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Such Christian emperors , we say , are happy in the present time by hope , and
are destined to be so in the enjoyment of the reality itself , when that which we
wait for shall have arrived . For the good God , lest men , who believe that He is to
By human right , however , one says , This estate is mine , this house is mine ,
this servant is mine . By human right , therefore , is by right of the emperors . Why
so ? Because God has distributed to mankind these very human rights through
He sought assistance , therefore , from the Christian emperor , not so much with
any desire of revenging himself , as with the view of defending the Church
entrusted to his charge . And if he had omitted to do this , he would have
deserved not ...
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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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