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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... stimulating us to seek with keener longing for that security where peace is
complete and unassailable . There we shall enjoy the gifts of nature , that is to
say , all that God the Creator of all natures has bestowed upon oursgifts not only
Here , indeed , we are said to be blessed when we have such peace as can be
enjoyed in a good life ; but such ... good use of good and evil things , and itself
also , to that end in which we shall enjoy the best and greatest peace possible .
Therefore , let us ask of the Lord our God , by whom we were created , both the
strength to overcome the evils of this life , and happiness in the next life , which
we may enjoy in His eternity after this life , so that in the strength and in the
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