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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Let every one , then , who thinks with pain on all these great evils , so horrible , so
ruthless , acknowledge that this is misery . And if any one either endures or thinks
of them without mental pain , this is a more miserable plight still , for he thinks ...
As , then , there may be life without pain , while there cannot be pain without
some kind of life , so there may be peace without war , but there cannot be war
without some kind of peace , because war supposes the existence of some
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he took pains sarcastically to indicate what his words meant , that those of them
who were discerning might understand that now the whited wall , i.e. the
hypocrisy of the Jewish priesthood , was appointed to be thrown down by the
coming of ...
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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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