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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I speak of Rome , but that that is false , which they say of our Christ , that He is
Rome's destroyer , and that the gods of wood and stone were her defenders ?
Add what is more costly , " gods of brass . " Add what is costlier still , " of silver
dThe whole family of God , most high and most true , has therefore a consolation
of its own — a consolation which cannot ... 18 we may ask them where their gods
are when they suffer the very calamities for the sake of avoiding which they ...
such individuals as the most secret and most just judgment of God counted
worthy of divine grace ? ... bIt is believed that it was by the help of the gods that
the successor of Romulus , Numa Pompilius , enjoyed peace during his entire
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