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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And therefore , although our righteous fathers22 had slaves , and administered
their domestic affairs so as to distinguish between the condition of slaves and the
heirship of sons in regard to the blessings of this life , yet in regard to the worship
the others had come rather in the mood of playgoers , expecting a scene in our
debates , than in Christian seriousness of spirit , seeking instruction in regard to
salvation . Accordingly they could neither favour us with silence when we spoke ...
... no coercion is to be used with any man in order to his deliverance from the fatal
consequences of error ; and yet you see that , in examples which cannot be
disputed , this is done by God , who loves us with more real regard for our profit
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