City of God, Books 1-10

City of God, Books 1-10

by Saint Augustine, William Babcock

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Along with his Confessions, The City of God is undoubtedly St. Augustine's most influential work. In the context of what begins as a lengthy critique of classic Roman religion and a defense of Christianity, Augustine touches upon numerous topics, including the role of grace, the original state of humanity, the possibility of waging a just war, the ideal form of government, and the nature of heaven and hell. But his major concern is the difference between the City of God and the City of Man – one built on love of God, the other on love of self. One cannot but be moved and impressed by the author's breadth of interest and penetrating intelligence. For all those who are interested in the greatest classics of Christian antiquity, The City of God is indispensible.

This long-awaited translation by William Babcock is published in two volumes, with an introduction and annotation that make Augustine's monumental work approachable. Books 1-10 are Augustine's critique of Rome, of paganism, and of ancient philosophy.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148602613
Publisher: New City Press NY
Publication date: 09/19/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

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