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Augustine: Political Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)by Saint Augustine Of Hippo
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This collection brings together thirty-five letters and sermons of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo from 396-430 AD, that deal with political matters. The letters and sermons are both practical and principled and treat many essential themes in Augustine's thought, including the responsibilities of citizenship, the relationship between the church and secular authority, religious coercion, and war and peace. These texts complement Augustine's classic The City of God, and give students direct insight into the political and social world of late antiquity with which Augustine was immediately involved.
Collection containing thirty-five letters and sermons of St Augustine on politics, addressing essential themes in Augustineâ€™s thought.
This is the first new rendition for a generation of The City of God, the first major intellectual achievement of Latin Christianity and one of the classic texts of Western civilization. Robert Dyson has produced a complete, accurate, authoritative and fluent translation of De Civitate Dei, edited together with full biographical notes, a concise introduction, bibliography and chronology of Augustine's life. The result is an important contribution of interest to students of theology, philosophy, ecclesiastical history, the history of political thought and late antiquity.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Bibliography; Texts: 1. Christianity and citizenship; Letter 90; Letter 91; Letter 103; Letter 104; Letter 95; Letter 136; Letter 138; Letter 10*; Letter 250; Letter 1*; Sermon 335C; 2. Bishops and civil authorities; Letter 133; Letter 134; Letter 139; Letter 152; Letter 153; Letter 154; Letter 155; 3. Judicial authority; Commentary on the Gospel of John, 33; Sermon 302; Sermon 13; 4. The Donatist controversy; Letter 51; Letter 66; Letter 86; Letter 100; Letter 87; Letter 88; Letter 173; Letter 204; Letter 105; Letter 185; 5. War and peace; The sacking of the city of Rome; Letter 189; Letter 220; Letter 229; Bibliographical notes; Maps; Index of persons and places; Index of topics.
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