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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He is of opinion that there are two parts in human nature , body and soul , and
makes no doubt that of these two the soul is the better and by far the more worthy
part . But whether the soul alone is the man , so that the body holds the same ...
the soul from succumbing and yielding to the flesh that lusts against it , and to
refuse our consent to the perpetration of sin . Far be it from us , then , to fancy that
while we are still engaged in this intestine war , we have already found the ...
dance of pleasures , that the peace of the body might contribute to the peace of
the soul . For if bodily peace be wanting , a bar is put to the peace even of the
irrational soul , since it cannot obtain the gratification of its appetites . And these
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