The City Of God

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Written in the early 5th century by Augustine of Hippo, who later became a Doctor of the Church, this large theological work provided an articulate defense of Christianity when it was being held culpable for the shocking sack of Rome that had occurred just a few years before. It outlines a citizenship that goes beyond the worldly, the political, and the self-centered, instead focusing on a place where the inhabitants are devout, God-focused, and seeking grace. In examining history with a clear perception of good ...
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Written in the early 5th century by Augustine of Hippo, who later became a Doctor of the Church, this large theological work provided an articulate defense of Christianity when it was being held culpable for the shocking sack of Rome that had occurred just a few years before. It outlines a citizenship that goes beyond the worldly, the political, and the self-centered, instead focusing on a place where the inhabitants are devout, God-focused, and seeking grace. In examining history with a clear perception of good and evil, Augustine was in effect interpreting human actions in relation to eternity. He contrasts earthly and heavenly cities to great effect, in addition to inspecting pagan religions, Greek philosophers like Plato, and the Bible. Just as it influenced the people of the author's own time, "The City of God" is still a powerful Christian text to this day and considered a foundational work of Christianity.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781420933727
  • Publisher: Neeland Media
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 644
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.42 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2005

    A thought-provoking book

    I'm a nonbeliever, but I became aware of Augustine and Aquinas when taking Philosophy 100C and Philosophy of Religion at UCLA for my BA in Philosophy. What I enjoy most about Augustine in this work is that he often sounds very rational and open-minded, indeed, almost modern in his frank discussions of human behaviors. For example, he says things about sexuality that you might not expect a Doctor of the Church to say, like sex, being created by God, is not evil but it is lust which is sinful. This work also contains his famous quote about time 'If no one asks me what time is, I know. If someone asks me, I do not.' I suppose that is the mark of a great author, in that they transcend the times they live in and have something to say to all generations. At over 1000 pages, this book definitely requires a time committment on your part, but is certainly worth the investment.

    13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2009

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    You do need this.

    Do not let the atheist and secularist reviewers tell you that you don't need this, or any authoritative teaching. God wants to love us, but does that mean our fate is guaranteed? We can do nothing to win God's love, but we need to do everything to earnestly want God's love. The battle for a compassionate and God-loving heart cannot be won by you alone, but can never be lost by those who never cease to battle. Augustine will teach you this, and so much more. New to this? Despair not: "How late have I loved Thee..." the Saint laments. Savor the place where God has brought you and give thanks for having been preserved to this moment. A great book from a great mind and a great soul. You do need this book.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Preface and introduction essays are crucial to understanding this brilliant work, an exemplary work from the Church Fathers whose writings helped to unfold the teachings of the Church.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2001

    God is everywhere

    I have a little poem I would like to say about this book: Come sing with sweet rejoicing, come sing with love. We're not afraid of voicing all the things we're dreaming of. Oh, high and low and everywhere we go. We can build a beautiful city, yes we can, yes we can. We can build a beautiful city and call it ours, and call it the city of man. We won't need alabaster. We won't need gold. We've got our special plaster, so take my hand, I'll take you home. Oh, high and low and everywhere we go. We can build a beautiful city and call it ours, and call it the city of man. Such powerful words, but it does tell us we can build the city of God. Read this book. It is really old, written a few later after Jesus' death by St. Augustine. He was very creative for a time of 'oldness' for a writer. I think that this book sends out a good message to everyone, and every Christian person should read it. Buh Bye!

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 13, 2014

    Jordan

    Here. Take one. *Tosses you a bottle of pills and some water.* The procedure will be nothing less than excrutiatingly painful, for anyone who's awake, of course. Take that and it'll knock you out in a few minutes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Fantastic book

    Excellent...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    10.48!?

    Tooo expensive..... btw nice poem :)

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

    Terrible scan of no value

    Do not waste your time

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