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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Man himself , the city's ornament , man himself the city's inhabitant , ruler ,
governor , comes on this condition that he may go , is born on this condition that
he may die , entered into the world on this condition that he may pass away ;
And even if it were in heaven , yet heaven and earth shall pass away . ? Those
things shall pass away which God hath Himself made ; how much more rapidly
shall that pass away which Romulus founded ! Perhaps if we had a mind to press
Every earthly commonwealth , sometime assuredly to perish , whereof the
kingdom is to pass away , when there shall come that kingdom , whereof we pray
, Thy kingdom come ; 16 and whereof hath been foretold , And of His kingdom
shall be ...
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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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