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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For if we observe closely , we cannot help seeing that political regimes —
whether they be tiny city states or world governments — are able to maintain a
semblance of peace and order in the world only by using coercive force , veiled
or naked ...
There is a mighty force in these evils to overcome this natural instinct by which
death is by every means and with all a man's efforts avoided , and to overcome it
so completely that what was avoided is desired , sought after , and if it cannot in ...
Related to his doctrine of a just war is St. Augustine's teaching — and here we
must touch upon something you are not apt to like - concerning the use of force in
matters of faith . You know how the Roman Empire used its civil power to combat
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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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