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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But let us avail ourselves even in these things of the kindness of God . Let us
consider how great things they despised , how great things they endured , what
lusts they subdued for the sake of human glory , who merited that glory , as it
were , in ...
For virtue makes a good use both of itself and of all other goods in which lies
man's happiness ; and where it is absent , no matter how many good things a
man has , they are not for his good , and consequently , should not be called
For many things there are , of which severally if questioned men with loud voice
would answer , that they would not suffer . Come , if thou art not willing to suffer
these things , art thou by any means the only man ? dost thou not live in the ...
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