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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Most certainly truth makes no such answer . This empire which thou hast given "
without term of years , ” is it on earth , or in heaven ? On earth assuredly . And
even if it were in heaven , yet heaven and earth shall pass away . ? Those things
Thereafter He adds , " To this end was I born , and for this cause came I into the
world , that I should bear witness unto the truth . " * * 8 Whence it is evident that
He here referred to His own temporal nativity , when by becoming incarnate He ...
When Christ , therefore , beareth witness unto the truth , He beareth witness , of
course , unto Himself ; for from His own lips are the words , “ I am the truth ; ” 10
as He said also in another place , “ I bear witness of myself . ” 11 But when He
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