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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... to be found in the circumstance that those who by the law of war were liable to
be killed were sometimes preserved by their victors , and were hence called
servants . 18 And these circumstances could never have arisen save through sin
It is therefore agreed that , according to Cicero , a state should engage in war for
the safety which preserves the state permanently in existence , though its citizens
change ; as the foliage of an olive or laurel , or any tree of this kind , is perennial ...
4 I affirmed that they had not preserved this peace and forbearance , when they
had caused a schism , within which ... be broken again , although they did not , in
order to preserve unity , consent to exercise forbearance in smaller things .
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