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
... she has no desire to change her pieties; her religion has civilized the world, driven the Gauls from the Capitol and Hannibal from the city. St Ambrose, however, was a doughty opponent, as his domination of the Arian Empress Justina ...
The major image here, however, is the 'land of desire'. There are two 'ways' to this land, both across a sea. One is the way of reason, which, possible only for the few, brings men to the harbour of philosophy, which is the harbour of ...
respect of things which may be rightly and innocently enjoyed by good men, but which they desire more than is right for those who are strangers in this world and who fix their hope on a heavenly country. There are the weaker brothers, ...
fn33 what he condemns in riches is the desire for them, not the opportunities they offer. This is clear from his injunction in another passage: I enjoin the rich of this world not to feel proud, and not to fix their ...
They had to be shown that the mere desire for wealth, even without the enjoyment of it, deserved such torments. As for those who had no gold and silver stored away because they had set their hearts on a better life, I am not sure that ...
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