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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... down as an absolutely unassailable position that it is unjust for some men to
rule and some to serve ; and yet the imperial city to which the republic belongs
cannot rule her provinces without having recourse to this POLITICAL WRITINGS
18 This is the origin of domestic peace , or the wellordered concord of those in
the family who rule and those who obey . For they who care for the rest rule — the
husband the wife , the parents the children , the masters the servants ; and they ...
And therefore it follows , further , that the father of the family ought to frame his
domestic rule in accordance with the law of the city , so that the household may
be in harmony with the civic order . But the families which do not live by faith seek
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SECURING THE PEACE OF BABYLON
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