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St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo, is one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends worldly politics and will last for eternity, City of God represents a dramatic turning point in the unfolding of Christian doctrine.

The new introduction by Gill Evans examines the text in the light of contemporary Greek and Roman thought and political change. It demonstrates the importance of religious and literary influences on St. Augustine and his significance as a Christian thinker.

  • Includes new introduction, chronology, and bibliography

Synopsis:

The work of St. Augustine of Hippo, in which he incorporated platonism into Christianity, is one of the milestones in the history of Western thought. "City of God" was inspired by Alaric's sacking of Rome in AD 410, an event which he regarded as retribution for the worship of false gods.

Synopsis:

One of the greatest theological works with a new introduction by Gill Evans.

About the Author

Saint Augustine was born on November 13th, A.D. 354, in Tagaste (modern Souk Ahras, Algeria), and died almost seventy-six years later in Hippo Regius—(modern Annaba) on the Mediterranean coast sixty miles away. In the years between, he devoted himself to the mastery of the texts of scripture, becoming a formidable theologian.

Table of Contents

City of God Chronology

Introduction

Further Reading

Translator's Note

Arrangements and Contents of the City of God

Abbreviations Used in References

Concerning the City of God, Against the Pagans

Part I

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Book V

Book VI

Book VII

Book VIII

Book IX

Book X

Part II

Book XI

Book XII

Book XIII

Book XIV

Book XV

Book XVI

Book XVII

Book XVIII

Book XIX

Book XX

Book XXI

Book XXII

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140448948
Translator:
Bettenson, Henry
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Bettenson, Henry
Author:
Augustine, Of Hippo
Author:
Bettenson, Henry
Author:
Augustine of Hippo
Author:
O'Meara, John
Author:
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Location:
London, England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religious
Subject:
Apologetics
Subject:
Kingdom of god
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Apologetics
Subject:
Christian Theology - Apologetics
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
no. 98/511
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
1184
Dimensions:
7.82x5.08x2.02 in. 1.78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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