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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Therefore ought they to give God thanks , and with sincere confession flee for
refuge to His name , that so they may escape the punishment of eternal fire —
they who with lying lips took upon them this name , that they might escape the ...
Surely , it is not without purpose that we have the institution of the power of kings ,
the death penalty of the judge , the barbed hooks of the executioner , the
weapons of the soldier , the right of punishment of the overlord , even the severity
of the ...
But , if perversity and impiety are so great that neither punishment nor pardon can
avail to correct them , it is still true that , whether severity or leniency is shown ,
the obligation of charity is fulfilled by the good through their intention and upright
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