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 city is eternal . There none are born , for none die . There is true and full
felicity — not a goddess , but a gift of God . Thence we receive the pledge of faith
, whilst on our pilgrimage we sigh for its beauty . There rises not the sun on the
by the laws under consideration from that fatal and eternal destruction . But if we
were to consider the matter under discussion with yet greater care , I think that if
there were a large number of persons in the house which was going to fall , and ...
Behold , of this number was that rich man , who asked the Lord , Good Master ,
what shall I do that I may attain eternal life ? 11 Did he not in asking about eternal
life , ask , as it were , for a song of Sion ? Keep the commandments , said the ...
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