The City of God, Том 1
Catholic Way Publishing, 26 февр. 2015 г. - Всего страниц: 223
THE CITY OF GOD
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
— A Catholic Classic!
— Includes 1,700 Active Linked Endnotes.
— Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation
— Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore
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The City of God is a book of Christian philosophy originally written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine's most important works, standing alongside The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. As a work of one of the most influential Church Fathers, The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought, expounding on many profound questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin.
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EDITOR'S PREFACE “Rome having been stormed and sacked by the Goths under Alaric their king,1 the worshippers of false gods, or pagans, as we commonly call ...
... mad and blasphemous insolence, they use against His name those very lips wherewith they falsely claimed that same name that their lives might be spared.
If this be so, then that is false which Christ says, “Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do;”58 for it ...
Even though this were the case, she ought still to have held her hand from suicide, if she could with her false gods have accomplished a fruitful repentance ...
This is proved specially by the omission of the words “thy neighbour,” which are inserted when false witness is forbidden: “Thou shalt not bear false ...