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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Such peace is to be accounted a true good even if those who bind are neither
less demented nor less violent than those who are bound . It suffices only that
they be more powerful . In the spirit of this grim truth , St. Augustine says of the
... as it also uses itself , that from them all it may derive profit and enjoyment ,
greater or less , according as they are themselves greater or less ; and while it
takes pleasure in all of them , it despises the less that it may obtain or retain the
For the soul is so much the less subjected to God as it is less occupied with the
thought of God ; and the flesh is so much the less subjected to the spirit as it lusts
more vehemently against the spirit . So long , therefore , as we are beset by this ...
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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
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