The City of God

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Random House Publishing Group, 12 сент. 2000 г. - Всего страниц: 928
One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian philosophy, The City of God provides an insightful interpretation of the development of modern Western society and the origin of most Western thought. Contrasting earthly and heavenly cities--representing the omnipresent struggle between good and evil--Augustine explores human history in its relation to all eternity. In Thomas Merton's words, "The City of God is the autobiography of the Church written by the most Catholic of her great saints."

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is a complete and unabridged version of the Marcus Dods translation.
 

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BOOK Wiii
243
BOOK IX
257
and others evil
280
BOOK X
301
gin progress and destinies of the earthly and heavenly cities
345
BOOK xii
373
Of the creation of angels and men and of the origin of evil
380
V
429
of Israel
521
BOOK XVII
527
BOOK XVIII
569
of Abraham to the end of the world
609
BOOK Xix
673
and New Testaments
710
objections urged against it
763
BOOK XXII
809

gation of man without lust
441
BOOK XV
455
the sacred history
478
BOOK XVI
511
Index of Principal Subjects
869
Commentary
893
Reading Group Guide for The City of God
905
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Saint Augustine was one of those towering figures who so dominated his age that the age itself bears his name. The Age of Augustine was a time of transition, and Augustine was a genius of such stature that, according to Christopher Dawson, "he was, to a far greater degree than any emperor or general or barbarian warlord, a maker of history and a builder of the bridge which was to lead him from the old world to the new."  He was the ablest religious thinker and controversialist at a period when theological controversy reached a level of intellectual refinement never achieved before or since. He was a tireless preacher and he wrote 118 treatises, including the most famous spiritual autobiography of all time, The Confessions. Of all these works, the one most prized by Augustine was his City of God, a veritable encyclopedia of information on the lives, thoughts and aspirations of ancient and early Christian man.

Marcus Dods (1834–1909) was the Principal of New College in Edinburgh University. He translated Augustine's writings between 1872 and 1876.

The Trappist monk Thomas Merton (1915–1968) remains one of the great spiritual figures of our time. He expressed his inner contemplations through his extensive written works, including poetry, letters and journals. His writings commonly deal with issues of social justice and spirituality.

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