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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If , when it has conquered , it is inflated with pride , its victory is selfdestroying ;
but if it turns its thoughts upon the common casualties of our mortal condition ,
and is rather anxious concerning the disasters that may befall it than elated with
maiden was weeping for the death of her betrothed inflicted by her brother's hand
, Rome was rejoicing that such devastation had been wrought on her mother
state , and that she had purchased a victory with such an expenditure of the ...
Then followed the victory of Sylla , the socalled avenger of the cruelties of Marius
. But not only was his victory purchased with great bloodshed ; but when
hostilities were finished , hostility survived , and the subsequent peace was
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