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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But Rome did not with the same quickness and facility wholly subdue all those
nations of the east and west which we see brought under the Roman empire ,
because , in its gradual increase , in whatever direction it was extended , it found
A certain poet of theirs has introduced Jupiter speaking , and he says of the
Romans ; To them no bounds of empire I assign , Nor term of years to their
immortal line . Most certainly truth makes no such answer . This empire which
thou hast ...
great boon was conferred on Rome and Pompilius by their gods , why did they
never afterwards grant it to the Roman empire during even more . meritorious
periods ? Were the sacred rites more efficient at their first institution than during
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