Augustine of Hippo
This classic work, The Confessions, was translated into several languages and played an important role in the spreading of the ideals of Eastern and Western Christianity.
According to his contemporary, Jerome, Augustine “established anew the ancient Faith.” In his early years he was heavily influenced by Manichaeism and afterward by the Neo-Platonism of Plotinus.
THE CITY OF GOD
SAINT AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO
— A Catholic Classic!
— Includes 1,700 Active Linked Endnotes.
— Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation
— Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore
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The City of God is a book of Christian philosophy originally written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century AD. The book was in response to allegations that Christianity brought about the decline of Rome and is considered one of Augustine's most important works, standing alongside The Confessions, The Enchiridion, On Christian Doctrine, and On the Trinity. As a work of one of the most influential Church Fathers, The City of God is a cornerstone of Western thought, expounding on many profound questions of theology, such as the suffering of the righteous, the existence of evil, the conflict between free will and divine omniscience, and the doctrine of original sin.
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This classic work, The City of God, was translated into several languages and played an important role in the spreading of the ideals of Eastern and Western Christianity.
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 11-22 offer Augustine’s Christian view of history, including the Christian
view of human destiny. The INDEX for
Books 1-22 (both volumes of The City of
God) is contained in this edition.