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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That eagerness for praise and desire of glory , then , was that which
accomplished those many wonderful things ... The same Sallust praises the great
men of his own time , Marcus Cato , and Caius Cæsar , saying that for a long time
it received a place among those things on which they bestowed the greatest
praise . Hence also it is that that poet , preferring to the arts of other nations those
arts which peculiarly belong to the Romans , namely , the arts of ruling and ...
For whatever any one does before the eyes of men in order to show himself to be
a despiser of glory , if they suspect that he is doing it in order to get greater praise
that is , greater glory — he has no means of demonstrating to the perceptions ...
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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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