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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It is descriptive when the object is to trace the fixed pattern of an inviolable law -
empirically ascertainable , like the laws of planetary motions - operating in the
sphere of human conduct . It is censorial when it considers the obligations
Among all who are truly pious , it is at all events agreed that no one without true
piety —that is , true worship of the true God - can have true virtue ; and that it is
not true virtue which is the slave of human praise . Though , nevertheless , they ...
Is it not by human right ? For by divine right , “ The earth is the Lord's , and the
fulness thereof . ” 5 The poor and the rich , God made of one clay ; the same earth
supports alike the poor and the rich . By human right , however , one says , This ...
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