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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... and the more widely they are scattered — and when they come to our
knowledge , who but the man who has experienced it can tell with what pangs
the heart is torn ? We would , in fact , prefer to hear that they were dead ,
although we could ...
Maker in our very hearts hath written this truth , That which to thyself thou
wouldest not have done , do not thou to another . ... a written law : not because in
hearts it had not been written , but because thou wast a deserter from thy heart ,
by Him ...
me without a cause ; and my heart hath stood in awe of Thee . For how had the
Christians injured the kingdoms of the earth , although their King promised them
the kingdom of heaven ? How , I ask , had they injured the kingdoms of the earth
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