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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no sacrifice save to Him alone , and which , therefore , could not give to the soul
its proper command over the body , nor to the reason its just authority over the
vices , is void of true justice . For though the soul may seem to rule the body ...
15 Wherefore , though I have , according to my ability , shown for what reason
God , who alone is true and just , helped forward the Romans , who were good
according to a certain standard of an earthly state , to the acquirement of the glory
ing out of this into that , their sheep fruitful in young , their oxen fat , their property
spoiled by no breach of wall , no outcry of quarreling heard in their streets ' 10 - in
that case , yours are no true virtues , and theirs no true happiness .
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