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Augustine: The City of God Against the Pagans (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought)

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When Augustine wrote his Confessions in the last years of the fourth century, he was just over forty and had abandoned a successful career for a life of prayer and study. He interpreted his past life as a search for God, in which understanding and commitment had been frustrated by wrong education, mistaken ambition, sexual desire and sinful nature. Some readers are inspired by his brilliance and devotion, others think he misread his own past. This book discusses the transformation of Augustine's own life and of the late Roman world, the structure, style and purpose of the Confessions, and the problems of rhetoric and truth posed by Augustine's account of himself. It concludes with a brief overview of the influence of this landmark text in the history of European culture.

Synopsis:

A rendition for a new generation of one of the classic texts of Western civilization.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

The first new rendition for a generation of one of the classic texts of Western civilisation.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; A chronology of Augustine's life; Bibliographical note; The City of God against the Pagans; Biographical notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521468435
Editor:
Dyson, R. W.
Editor:
Dyson, Robert
Editor:
Dyson, R. W.
Editor:
Dyson, Robert
Author:
Saint Augustine of Hippo
Author:
Skinner, Quentin
Author:
Augustine
Author:
Dyson, R. W.
Author:
Dyson, Robert
Author:
Augustine, Augustine
Author:
Geuss, Raymond
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Theology - Apologetics
Subject:
Apologetics
Subject:
Kingdom of god
Subject:
Apologetics -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Apologetics
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Kingdom of God Kingdom of God
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1278
Dimensions:
8.50x5.48x1.98 in. 3.35 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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