Political Writings / Edition 1

Political Writings / Edition 1

by Augustine, D. (Ed. Tr.) Kries
     
 

ISBN-10: 0872202100

ISBN-13: 9780872202108

Pub. Date: 10/01/1994

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

Here in one concise volume is St. Augustine's brilliant analysis of where faith and politics meet - casting a penetrating light on Roman civilization, the coming Middle Ages, ecclesiastical politics, and some of the most powerful ideas in the Western tradition, including Augustine's famous "just war theory" and his timeless ideas of how men should live in society.  See more details below

Overview

Here in one concise volume is St. Augustine's brilliant analysis of where faith and politics meet - casting a penetrating light on Roman civilization, the coming Middle Ages, ecclesiastical politics, and some of the most powerful ideas in the Western tradition, including Augustine's famous "just war theory" and his timeless ideas of how men should live in society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872202108
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Series:
Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
494,611
Product dimensions:
5.41(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Bibliographical Note
IOrigins of Coercive Government
AFallen Nature and the Two Cities1
BThe City of Man from Cain to Romulus15
CTrue Justice: Not of This World28
IIThe Rise and Fall of Nations
AAn End to All Earthly Kingdoms44
BBrief History of the Misfortunes of Pagan Rome57
CGod's Governance and Roman Political Virtue88
IIISecuring the Peace of Babylon
AEmpty Dreams and Reality118
BNatural Law and Civil Right153
CThe "Just" War162
IVPersecution of Heretics
AEarly View: The Work of Bad Men184
BLater View: Compel Them to Come In190
CTreatise on the Correction of the Donatists207
VEcclesiastical Intercession in Civil Affairs
AMercy for Heretics: Letters to Donatus and Marcellinus241
BThe Right of Priestly Intercession: An Exchange of Letters with Macedonius, Vicar of Africa252
CAdvice and Reproof for a Military Commander: Letters to Count Boniface276
VICaptivity in Babylon
APower to Crucify and Power to Release292
BSubject unto the Higher Powers305
CBy the Waters of Babylon317
AppDino Bigongiari: "The Political Ideas of St. Augustine"343

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