Augustine And Politics

Augustine And Politics

by John Doody
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739110098

ISBN-13: 9780739110096

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: Lexington Books

The political thought of Christian theologian and writer Augustine of Hippo (354-430) has for centuries been considered pessimistic, but here scholars of religion, philosophy, and history build on recent efforts to place his politics in his letters and sermons and his City of God into a context where it shines not so darkly. They consider human nature and virtue in…  See more details below

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The political thought of Christian theologian and writer Augustine of Hippo (354-430) has for centuries been considered pessimistic, but here scholars of religion, philosophy, and history build on recent efforts to place his politics in his letters and sermons and his City of God into a context where it shines not so darkly. They consider human nature and virtue in relation to politics, his theory and critique of politics, and his influence and perspectives. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739110096
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
0.89(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Dedicatory preface
Introduction
1United inwardly by love : Augustine's social ontology3
2Truthfulness as the bond of society35
3Friendship as personal, social, and theological virtue in Augustine53
4Freedom beyond our choosing : Augustine on the will and its objects67
5Between the two cities : political action in Augustine of Hippo99
6Democracy and its demons117
7Local politics : the political place of the household in Augustine's City of God145
8Augustine and the politics of monasticism165
9The glory and tragedy of politics187
10Toward a contemporary Augustinian understanding of politics217
11Sexual purity, "the faithful," and religious reform in eleventh-century Italy : Donatism revisited237
12The enchanted city of man : the state and the market in Augustinian perspective261
13Machiavelli's City of God : civic humanism and Augustinian terror297

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