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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The wicked war with the wicked ; the good also war with the wicked . But with the
good , good men , or at least perfectly good men , cannot war ; though , while
only going on towards perfection , they war to this extent , that every good man ...
the carnal lust of another man ; or carnal lust may be at war with the spiritual
desires of another , in some such way as good and wicked men are at war ; or ,
still more certainly , the carnal lusts of two men , good but not yet perfect , contend
For these things are done only that a wicked man may be overcome by kindness ,
or rather that the evil which is in the wicked man may be overcome by good , and
that the man may be delivered from the evilnot from any evil that is external ...
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