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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Maker in our very hearts hath written this truth , That which to thyself thou
wouldest not have done , do not thou to another . Of this truth , even before that
the Law was given , no one was suffered to be ignorant , in order that there might
Behold from some place or other a friend hath come , and without witness gold
he hath entrusted to thee ; he alone knoweth this , and thou , as far as regardeth
men . There is there another witness , that is not seen , and yet seeth : and the
Her he calleth unhappy , but him happy who payeth her as she hath served us .
Do we ask , what reward ? Happy , saith he , that taketh and dasheth thy little
ones against the rock . This is the repayment . For what hath that Babylon done to
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