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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For even they who intentionally interrupt the peace in which they are living have
no hatred of peace , but only wish it changed into a peace that suits them better .
They do not , therefore , wish to have no peace , but only one more to their mind .
Saint Augustine Henry Paolucci. aim after a happy life , to wish for a happy life , to
desire a happy life , to long for it , to make pursuit for it , is , I suppose , the case of
all men . Wherefore I see that I have not said enough , that this aiming after a ...
Let us wish this for ourselves , let us wish it for the state of which we are citizens ,
for the happiness of the state has no other source than the happiness of man ,
since the state is merely a unified group of men . Therefore , if all your prudence ...
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The most important voice in political thought throughout the Middle Ages, influencing even St. Aquinas, was that of St. Augustine. Through excerpts of sermons, letters, and selections from City of God ... Leer comentario completo
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