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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world and especially the sack of Rome by the Goths to the Chris
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BOOK II
27
of Christ showing that their gods had plunged them into corrup
40
BOOK II
49
The external calamities of Rome
74
True God
109
virtues of the ancient Romans
142
gods to contribute anything to the happiness of the future life
182
gation of man without lust
441
the sacred history
478
BOOK XVI
507
of Israel
521
BOOK XVII
527
Christ
568
of Abraham to the end of the world
609
BOOK XIX
623

BOOK VII
221
tation of the doctrine of Apuleius that the demons should be wor
243
BOOK IX
257
and others evil
280
Porphyrys doctrine of redemption
303
gin progress and destinies of the earthly and heavenly cities
345
BOOK XII
359
Of the creation of angels and men and of the origin of evil
380
BOOK XIII
397
That death is penal and had its origin in Adams sin
412
BOOK XIV
429
Good and a comparison of these opinions with the Christian belief
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BOOK XX
677
and New Testaments
710
objections urged against it
763
BOOK XXII
791
and the miracles of the early Church
810
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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