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Political Writings
     

Political Writings

by Augustine, Ernest L. Fortin (Translator), Douglas Kries (Translator)
 
Taken from the complete works of St. Augustine, this collection has been arranged so as to give readers an organized, comprehensive view of the great African saint's political ideas. Included is an interpretive analysis by Dino Bigongiari.

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Taken from the complete works of St. Augustine, this collection has been arranged so as to give readers an organized, comprehensive view of the great African saint's political ideas. Included is an interpretive analysis by Dino Bigongiari.

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[This volume] offers one-stop access to the political ideas of a major pre-modern thinker. The translations are fresh, accurate, supple, and clear, and the notes and comments are helpful. Ernest Fortin's excellent Introduction sets the central text, the City of God, in historical perspective and outlines problems Augustine faced in trying to reconcile Christian faith with the legitimate demands of civic life. --Alan R. Perreiah, Teaching Philosophy

Brilliantly organized. I particularly like the brief introductions before each section which help to set the context of each piece. --Brian Caza, Georgetown College

Booknews
If Augustine can be said to have had any concern for politics, it is because of the moral problems that politics poses for Christians, whose religion takes it for granted they will live as full-fledged citizens of the political society they belong to. This translation, which makes Augustine's moral and political views more accessible to English-speaking readers, includes selections from The City of God as well as lesser-known writings. With a brief chronology and an introduction by Boston College theology professor Ernest L. Fortin. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872202115
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1994
Series:
Hackett Classics Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin.

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