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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Perhaps if we had a mind to press Virgil on this point , and tauntingly to ask him
why he said it ; he would take us aside privately , and say to us , " I know this as
well as you , but what could I do who was selling words to the Romans , if by this
... had those times continued which Sallust sketched , when he says , “ At first the
kings ( for that was the first title of empire in the world ) were divided in their
sentiments : part cultivated the mind , others the body POLITICAL WRITINGS 59.
Answer , judge the case , the judge's tribunal is in thy mind , there is sitting there
God , there is at hand for accuser conscience , for torturer fear . Amid things of
men thou art , in the fellowship of men thou art engaged : think what thou
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