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.
Resultados 1-3 de 24
Fix your hope in God , desire the things eternal , wait for the things eternal . Ye
are Christians , Brethren , we are all Christians . Christ did not come down into
the flesh that we might live softly ; let us endure rather than love the things
earthly things , who place their hope in earthly things , when these they have lost
, whether they will or no , what shall they retain ? where shall they abide ?
Nothing without , nothing within ; an empty coffer , an emptier conscience . dThe
exist save in those who have true piety — they do not profess to be able to deliver
the men who possess them from all miseries ; for true virtues tell no such lies , but
they profess that by the hope of the future world this life , which is miserably ...
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - mattries37315 - LibraryThing
The most important voice in political thought throughout the Middle Ages, influencing even St. Aquinas, was that of St. Augustine. Through excerpts of sermons, letters, and selections from City of God ... Leer comentario completo
THE RISE AND FALL OF NATIONS
Gods Governance and Roman
SECURING THE PEACE OF BABYLON
Derechos de autor
Otras 7 secciones no mostradas
Otras ediciones - Ver todas
Hugo Grotius, the Miracle of Holland: A Study in Political and Legal Thought
Charles S. Edwards
Vista de fragmentos - 1981