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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While these are feared , the wicked are kept within bounds and the good live
more peacefully among the wicked . However , men are not to be called good
because they refrain from wrong . doing through their fear of such things — no
one is ...
them fear , so those who cause fear are ordered to render love to those who fear .
... Thus , the sentence of the judge will be feared , but not so as to cause the
religious motive of the intercessor to be scorned , because it is only by yielding
to slay another , especially the innocent ; nevertheless to do so by an officious
zeal is a much greater evil than under the constraint of fear . And therefore the
truth - speaking Teacher saith not , “ He that delivered me to thee , ” he only hath
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