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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... a potter ( for this comparison is introduced by the apostle judiciously , and not
without thought ) , of the same lump made one vessel to honour , another to
dishonour . But first the vessel to dishonour was made , and after it another to
And yet the apostle would have us obey kings , would have us honour kings , and
said , " Honour the king . " 6 Do not say , What have I to do with the king ? as in
that case , what have you to do with the possession ? It is by the rights derived ...
... custom to whom custom : fear to whom fear : honour to whom honour . Owe no
man any thing , but to love one another . Does he not enjoin the Church to pray
for even kings themselves ? How then have the Christians offended against them
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