Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine / Edition 1

Christ and the Just Society in the Thought of Augustine / Edition 1

by Robert Dodaro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521069645

ISBN-13: 9780521069649

Pub. Date: 07/31/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Considering Augustine's political thought and ethics in relation to his theology, this book expands on earlier works by Augustine. It focuses on the role of grace and the Bible, which Augustine saw as contributing to the soul's growth in virtue, leading him to revise the ancient concepts of heroism and the statesman. The volume will be essential reading for

Overview

Considering Augustine's political thought and ethics in relation to his theology, this book expands on earlier works by Augustine. It focuses on the role of grace and the Bible, which Augustine saw as contributing to the soul's growth in virtue, leading him to revise the ancient concepts of heroism and the statesman. The volume will be essential reading for scholars of Augustine, Christian theology, late Roman antiquity, the history of Western political thought, and political ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521069649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Eloquence and virtue in Cicero's statesman; 2. Justice and the limits of the soul; 3. Christ and the formation of the just society; 4. Divine eloquence and virtue in the scriptures; 5. Wisdom's hidden reasons; 6. Eloquence and virtue in Augustine's statesman.

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