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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Wherefore I see that I have not said enough , that this aiming after a happy life is
common to philosophers and Christians ; for I ought to say , common to all men ,
to all men whatsoever , good and bad . For both he who is good , is therefore ...
But such is the stupid pride of these men who fancy that the supreme good can
be found in this life , and that they can become happy by their own resources ,
that their wise man , or at least the man whom they fancifully depict as such , is ...
Happy shall he be that payeth thee ; unhappy thou , happy he . For what hast
thou done , and how shalt thou be repaid ? Listen : happy shall he be that
repayeth thee , as thou hast served us . What repayment meaneth he ? Herewith
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