The Political and Social Ideas of Saint Augustine / Edition 1

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Overview

A critical essay on St. Augustine's social and political thought.

In describing Augustine, the author captures the essence of the man in these words: "Genius he had in full measure... he is the master of the phrase or the sentence that embodies a penetrating insight, a flash of lightning that illuminates the entire sky; he is the rhetorician, the epigrammist, the polemicist, but not the patient, logical systematic philosopher."

Columbia University Press

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Political Science Quarterly

Professor Deane has been remarkably successful in keeping different facets of Augustine's multi-dimensional thought in view...[he] significantly contributes both to historical understanding of Augustine's political thinking and to appreciation of its permanent relevance to the moral dilemmas of politics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231085694
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 2/15/1966
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 5.23 (w) x 8.05 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note on Texts and TranslationsIntroduction1. The Theology of Fallen Man2. The Psychology of Fallen Man3. Morality and Justice, Natural and Remedial4. The State: The Return of Order upon Disorder5. War and Relations Among States6. Church, State and HeresyConclusionAbbreciationsNotesBibliographyIndex

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