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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Further , justice is that virtue which gives every one his due . Where , then , is the
justice of man , when he deserts the true God and yields himself to impure
demons ? Is this to give every one his due ? Or is he who keeps back a piece of ...
Otherwise , John , when the soldiers who came to be baptized asked , What shall
we do ? would have replied , Throw away your arms ; give up the service ; never
strike , or wound , or disable any one . But knowing that such actions in battle ...
... and if you fear the word of truth which says : " What is a man profited , if he shall
gain the whole world , and lose his own soul ? ” 19 I have a plain answer to give .
I am prepared with advice to which you may well give heed . But what need is ...
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