City of God
Penguin UK, 27 нояб. 2003 г. - Всего страниц: 1184
City of God is an enduringly significant work in the history of Christian thought, by one of its central figures
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... their careers and ambitions – but for all that he felt an overflowing happiness, later perhaps to be tempered, in the visible victory of the Christians.
... the world is declining and is in its last age; Christians are multiplying everywhere and await the eternal happiness of the heavenly city (Letter 137).
Other variants used by Augustine at this time are the 'land of desire', the 'land of happiness', the 'happy land' and the 'shining home'.
... eschatology than in ethics and how to achieve happiness. Even the most spiritual of the Romans recoiled from the unambiguous championing of idealism.
Hence they could do no more for man's eternal happiness than he could himself. One may be puzzled at what seems the inordinate length of Augustine's attack ...
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