Commentary

A Companion to Augustine

- Vessey, Mark. A Companion to Augustine. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.  
From the Publisher: “A Companion to Augustine presents a fresh collection of scholarship by leading academics with a new approach to contextualizing Augustine and his works within the multi-disciplinary field of Late Antiquity, showing Augustine as… More

Augustine’s City of God: A Critical Guide

- Wetzel, James. Augustine’s City of God: A Critical Guide. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.
From the Publisher: “Augustine’s City of God has profoundly influenced the course of Western political philosophy, but there are few guides to its labyrinthine argumentation that hold together the delicate interplay of religion and philosophy in… More

“Selective Memory: Augustine and Contemporary Just War Discourse”

- Lee, Peter. “Selective Memory: Augustine and Contemporary Just War Discourse.” Scottish Journal of Theology, Vol. 65 (2012), pp. 309-22.  
Abstract: “Recent moral justifications of military intervention in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq have drawn upon just war concepts set out by Augustine of Hippo in the early fifth century. Augustine, writing as the political hegemony of the Roman Empire… More

Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters

- Ebbeler, Jennifer. Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine’s Letters. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.  
From the Publisher: “Disciplining Christians reconsiders several of Augustine’s most well-known letter exchanges, including his famously controversial correspondence with Jerome and his efforts to engage his Donatist rivals in a letter exchange.… More

“Augustine and History” (review)

- McLarney, Gerald. “Augustine and History.” Augustinian Studies, Vol. 42 (2011), pp. 81-83.  
Review of the collected volume, Augustine and History.

Augustine: A Guide for the Perplexed

- Wetzel, James. Augustine: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: Continuum, 2010.  
From the Publisher: “A guide to the life and work of Augustine. It takes up the major concerns of Augustine’s complex and evolving thought and accords them a form that allows readers to think with Augustine as well as about him.”

“Augustine’s Glorious City of God as Principle of the Political”

- Trainor, Brian. “Augustine’s Glorious City of God as Principle of the Political.” Heythrop Journal, Vol. 51 (2010), pp. 543-53.  
Abstract: “In this article I take the view that Augustine presents a perceptive account of the conditions of political legitimacy, one of such depth and complexity that it deserves to be regarded as a classic of Christian political thought. I hold that… More

Pilgrim City: St. Augustine of Hippo and his Innovation in Political Thought

- Hollingworth, Miles. Pilgrim City: St. Augustine of Hippo and his Innovation in Political Thought. London: Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010.  
From the Publisher: “In this book Miles Hollingworth investigates how Augustine’s understanding of discipleship causes him to resist the normal tendencies of Western political thinkers. On the one hand, he does not attempt to delineate an ideal… More

St. Augustine: His Relevance and Legacy

- Cristaudo, Wayne & Heung Wah Wong. St. Augustine: His Relevance and Legacy. Adelaide: ATF Press, 2010.  
From the Publisher: “If the defining feature of the Middle Ages is its churches, the defining architect of its mind, heart and soul—at least until Aquinas—is St Augustine. The Church was a spiritual army whose leaders were its fathers. And… More

“Augustine’s Contribution to the Republican Tradition”

- Cornish, Paul. “Augustine’s Contribution to the Republican Tradition.” European Journal of Political Theory, Vol. 9 (2010), pp. 133-148.  
Abstract: “The present argument focuses on part of Augustine’s defense of Christianity in The City of God. There Augustine argues that the Christian religion did not cause the sack of Rome by the Goths in 410 CE. Augustine revised the definitions of… More

St Augustine of Hippo: Life and Controversies

- Bonner, Gerald. St Augustine of Hippo: Life and Controversies. Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2009.
This is a revised edition of a seminal study of Augustine’s life and work. Focuses on three major disputes in which he was engaged: against the Manicheans, the Donatists and the British scholar Pelagius.

Augustine and Roman Virtue

- Harding, Brian. Augustine and Roman Virtue. London: Continuum, 2008.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine and Roman Virtue seeks to correct what the author sees as a fundamental misapprehension in medieval thought, a misapprehension that fuels further problems and misunderstandings in the historiography of philosophy. This… More

Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship

- Gregory, Eric. Politics and the Order of Love: An Augustinian Ethic of Democratic Citizenship. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine—for all of his influence on Western culture and politics—was hardly a liberal. Drawing from theology, feminist theory, and political philosophy, Eric Gregory offers here a liberal ethics of citizenship, one less… More

Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism

- Fredriksen, Paula. Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism. New York: Doubleday, 2008.  
From the Publisher: “This provocative book traces the social and intellectual forces that led to the development of Christian anti-Judaism and shows how and why Augustine challenged this toxic tradition. In Augustine and the Jews, Paula Fredriksen… More

Language in the Confessions of Augustine

- Burton, Phillip. Language in the Confessions of Augustine. New York: Oxford University Press,   2007.  
From the Publisher: “Philip Burton explores Augustine’s treatment of language in his Confessions – a major work of Western philosophy and literature, with continuing intellectual importance. One of Augustine’s key concerns is the… More

St. Augustine and the Theory of Just War

- Mattox, John Mark. St. Augustine and the Theory of Just War. New York: Continuum, 2006.  
From the Publisher: “The decline of the Roman Empire gave rise to two problems, which combined to form one of the most perplexing philosophical questions of late antiquity. <br/>On the one hand, Rome found itself under constant military… More

Rethinking Augustine’s Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

- Harrison, Carol. Rethinking Augustine’s Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.  
From the Publisher: “Carol Harrison counters the assumption that Augustine of Hippo’s (354-430) theology underwent a revolutionary transformation around the time he was consecrated Bishop in 396. Instead, she argues that there is a fundamental… More

Augustine: A New Biography

- O’Donnell, James. Augustine: A New Biography. New York: Ecco, 2005.  
From the Publisher: “Saint Augustine — the celebrated theologian who served as Bishop of Hippo from 396 C.E. until his death in 430 C.E. — is widely regarded as one of the most influential thinkers in the Western world. His… More

Augustine (Biography)

- Matthews, Gareth. Augustine. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2005.  
From the Publisher: “This lucid survey takes readers on a thought-provoking tour through the life and work of Augustine. Explores new insights into one of antiquity’s most important philosophers Topics Include: skepticism, language acquisition,… More

Augustine and Postmodernism: Confessions and Circumfession

- Caputo, John & Michael Scanlon, eds. Augustine and Postmodernism: Confessions and Circumfession. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005.  
From the Publisher: “At the heart of the current surge of interest in religion among contemporary Continental philosophers stands Augustine’s Confessions. With Derrida’s Circumfession constantly in the background, this volume takes up the… More

“Augustine’s Compatibilism”

- Rogers, Katherin. “Augustine’s Compatibilism.” Religious Studies, Vol. 40 (2004), pp. 415-435.  
Abstract: “In analysing Augustine’s views on freedom it is standard to draw two distinctions; one between an earlier emphasis on human freedom and a later insistence that God alone governs human destiny, and another between pre-lapsarian and… More

Augustine and Modernity

- Hanby, Michael. Augustine and Modernity. New York: Routledge, 2003.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine and Modernity is a fresh and challenging addition to current debates about the Augustinian origins of modern subjectivity and the Christian genesis of Western nihilism. It firmly rejects the dominant modern view that the… More

The Cambridge Companion to Augustine

- Stump, Eleonore & Norman Kretzmann, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Augustine. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.  
From the Publisher: “It is hard to overestimate the importance of the work of Augustine of Hippo and its influence, both in his own period and in the subsequent history of Western philosophy. Many of his views, including his theory of the just war, his… More

Augustine and Politics as Longing in the World

- Heyking, John von. Augustine and Politics as Longing in the World. Columbia: University of  Missouri Press, 2001.  
From the Publisher: “Saint Augustine’s political thought has usually been interpreted by modern readers as suggesting that politics is based on sin. In Augustine and Politics as Longing in the World, John von Heyking shows that Augustine… More

“Unjust Lies, Just Wars? A Christian Pacifist Conversation with Augustine”

- Epp Weaver, Alain. “Unjust Lies, Just Wars? A Christian Pacifist Conversation with Augustine.” Journal of Religious Ethics, Vol. 29 (2001), pp. 51-78.  
Abstract: “Pacifism is routinely criticized as sectarian, incoherent, and preoccupied with moral purity at the expense of responsibility. The author contends that the pacifism of John Howard Yoder is vulnerable to none of these charges and defends this… More

The Pilgrim City: Social and Political Ideas in the Writings of St. Augustine of Hippo

- Dyson, R.W. The Pilgrim City: Social and Political Ideas in the Writings of St. Augustine of Hippo. Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2001.  
From the Publisher: “The political and social ideas of St Augustine of Hippo are of central importance to the historian of late classical and medieval political thought: Augustine offers a penetrating critique of the moral and political claims of… More

Augustine and Liberal Education

- Paffenroth, Kim & Kevin Hughes, eds. Augustine and Liberal Education. Burlington: Ashgate, 2000.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine and Liberal Education sheds light on liberal education past and present, from an Augustinian point of view. Ranging from historical investigations of particular themes and issues in the thought of Saint Augustine, to… More

Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

- Harrison, Carol. Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.  
From the Publisher: “This book is the first systematic attempt to consider the social and cultural context that shaped the life and thought of Augustine. Carol Harrison shows how his beliefs in both Christian truth and human fallenness effected a… More

Augustine of Hippo: A Bibliography

- Brown, Peter. Augustine of Hippo: A Bibliography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1967.  
From the Publisher: “This classic biography was first published thirty years ago and has since established itself as the standard account of Saint Augustine’s life and teaching. The remarkable discovery recently of a considerable number of letters… More

From Aristotle to Augustine (Routledge History of Philosophy)

- Furely, David ed. From Aristotle to Augustine. New York: Routledge, 1999.  
From the Publisher: “This second volume opens with Aristotle’s immense influence on philosophy from the beginnings of Christian philosophy in the fifth century AD.”

Augustine: The Scattered and Gathered Self

- Dixon, Sandra Lee. Augustine: The Scattered and Gathered Self. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999.  
From the Publisher: “In a psychobiographical investigation of one of Christianity’s most enduring figures, Dixon explores the psychological and cultural forces that shaped Augustine’s life and how those same forces impact faith in… More

The City of Man

- Manent, Pierre. The City of Man. Trans. Marc LePain. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998.  
From the Publisher: “The “City of God” or the “City of Man”? This is the choice St. Augustine offered 1500 years ago–and according to Pierre Manent the modern West has decisively and irreversibly chosen the latter. In this… More

Veiled Desire: Augustine on Women

- Power, Kim. Veiled Desire: Augustine on Women. New York: Continuum, 1996.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine remains one of the most influential theologians in Western Christianity, but his attitudes to women and sex are said to lie at the heart of the modern Church’s confusion on these issues. Kim Power sets out what… More

Images of Conversion in St. Augustine’s Confessions

- O’Connell, Robert. Images of Conversion in St. Augustine’s Confessions. New York: Fordham University Press, 1996.  
From the Publisher: “In his preceding work, Soundings in Augustine’s Imagination, Father O’Connell outlined the three basic images Augustine employs to frame his view of the human condition. In the present study, he applies the same… More

Ernest L. Fortin: Collected Essays

- Fortin, Ernest L. Collected Essays. Ed. J. Brian Benestad. 3 vols. Lantham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996. Introduction, Theology, Politics, Morality and Ethics, Philosophy
From the Publisher: “This three volume set of collected essays by Ernest Fortin discusses a variety of Catholic Christianity related topics, ranging from its encounter with Greek philosophy up to current issues amidst the rapid changes within the 20th… More

Augustine’s World: An Introduction to his Speculative Philosophy

- Burt, Donald. Augustine’s World: An Introduction to his Speculative Philosophy. Lanham: University Press of America, 1996.  
From the Publisher: “This book examines Augustine’s description of the actually existing world, especially that aspect most important for the human pursuit of happiness: the human being and God. It begins with an overview of the characteristics of… More

The Path of St. Augustine

- Banner, William. The Path of St. Augustine. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996.  
From the Publisher: “The Path of Saint Augustine explains and defends St. Augustine’s moral philosophy and examines his view of good and evil in human life. Avoiding the partisan debates on Augustinism, Banner gives his full attention to the… More

Augustine: His Thought in Context

- Kermit, Scott. Augustine: His Thought in Context. New York: Paulist Press, 1995.  
From the Publisher: “A useful and accessible work, this book introduces readers to Augustine by placing his life and central teachings in the context of his place and time. It displays the development of Augustinianism in a way that is at once… More

Augustine and the Limits of Politics

- Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Augustine and the Limits of Politics. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1995.  
From the Publisher: “Jean Bethke Elshtain brings Augustine’s thought into the contemporary political arena and presents an Augustine who created a complex moral map that offers space for loyalty, love, and care, as well as a chastened form of civic… More

“Pluralism and Secularism in the Political Order: St. Augustine and Theoretical Liberalism”

- White, M. “Pluralism and Secularism in the Political Order: St. Augustine and Theoretical Liberalism.” The University of Dayton Review, Vol. 22 (1994), pp. 137-53.  
Abstract (from FindingAugustine.org): “White examined the nature of Augustine’s pragmatic political philosophy in light of contemporary discussions of theoretical pluralism, secularism, liberalism and church-state separation.”

Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized

- Rist, John. Augustine: Ancient Thought Baptized. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.  
From the Publisher: “The aim of this work is to show how Augustine adapted a deeply Platonic outlook to the new world of Christianity, and how he constructed a vision in which Platonism and Christianity pointed in the same direction. Augustine is… More

The Augustinian Imperative: A Reflection on the Politics of Morality

- Connolly, William. The Augustinian Imperative: A Reflection on the Politics of Morality. Newbury Park: Sage Publications, 1993.  
From the Publisher: “An entirely new interpretation of one of the most seminal and widely read figures in the history of political thought, The Augustinian Imperative is also ‘an archaeological investigation into the intellectual foundation of… More

“The Problem of Service to Unjust Regimes in Augustine’s City of God”

- Burnell, Peter. “The Problem of Service to Unjust Regimes in Augustine’s City of God.” Journal of the History of Ideals, Vol. 54 (1993), pp. 177-88.  
Excerpt: “The ethical principles of civil life were matters of great concern to Augustine, but his opinions (actual or supposed) in this area, and two in particular, have tended to be unattractive to the contemporary mind: his undoubted support of… More

“Augustine and Aquinas on Original Sin and the Function of Political Authority”

- Weithman, P.J. “Augustine and Aquinas on Original Sin and the Function of Political Authority.” Journal of the History of Philosophy, Vol. 30 (1992), pp. 353-76.  
Excerpt:   “THE REDISCOVERY OF Aristotelian moral thought in the thirteenth century influenced medieval political theory profoundly. Recovery of Aristotle’s Politics,’ for example, made available to political theorists of the period… More

“The Structure and Intention of Augustine’s De Trinitate”

- Cavadini, John. “The Structure and Intention of Augustine’s De Trinitate.” Augustinian Studies, Vol. 23 (1992), pp. 103-23.
Excerpt:   “Augustine often commented on the “extreme difficulty” of his work On the Trinity, repeatedly remarking that it would be comprehensible only “to few.”2 This may explain why, while there is a surfeit of modem… More

“The Status of Politics in St. Augustine’s City of God”

- Burnell, Peter. “The Status of Politics in St. Augustine’s City of God.” History of Political Thought, Vol. 13 (1992), 13-29.  
Excerpt: “St. Augustine regarded perfect happiness as social in nature1 but far from attainable by any society in this world:2 a combination of facts that brings into question the place of civil life in his thought. This was, indeed, a question… More

Augustine’s Love of Wisdom: An Introspective Philosophy

- Bourke, Vernon. Augustine’s Love of Wisdom: An Introspective Philosophy. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 1992.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine’s Love of Wisdom is an analytical and interpretive focus on the first thirty chapters of book ten of Augustine’s Autobiographical Confessions. Bourke provides a rich synthesis of key tenets of Augustine’s… More

“Toward an Augustinian Liberalism”

- Weithman, P.J. “Toward an Augustinian Liberalism.” Faith and Philosophy, Vol. 8 (1991), pp. 461-80.  
Abstract: “Concern with the vice of pride is often thought contrary to the spirit of liberalism. Among the virtues often ascribed to liberal political institutions is their encouragement of self-assertion and a sense of self-esteem. Moreover Judith… More

“Towards an Augustinian Politics”

- TeSelle, Eugene. “Towards an Augustinian Politics” in The Ethics of St. Augustine. Ed. William Babcock. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1991, pp. 147-68.  

Augustine’s De Civitate Dei: An Annotated Bibliography of Modern Criticism, 1960-1990

- Donnelly, Dorothy and Mark Sherman. Augustine’s De Civitate Dei: An Annotated Bibliography of Modern Criticism, 1960-1990. New York: Peter Lang, 1991.  
Abstract: “This work includes reference to studies on Augustine’s De civitate Dei published from 1960-1990 in the United States and Canada. All critical studies that treat De civitate Dei in some substantial way are included. The text provides… More

Moral Foundations of Constitutional Thought: Current Problems, Augustinian Prospects

- Walker, Graham. Moral Foundations of Constitutional Thought: Current Problems, Augustinian Prospects. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1990.  
From the Publisher: “Graham Walker boldly recasts the debate over issues like constitutional interpretation and judicial review, and challenges contemporary thinking not only about specifically constitutional questions but also about liberalism, law,… More

Grace, Politics, and Desire: Essays on Augustine

- Meynell, H.A, ed. Grace, Politics, and Desire: Essays on Augustine. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 1990.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine makes his mark in many fields: as political philosopher, biblical exegete, theorist of culture and spiritual autobiographer. His phenomenal range is reflected in this collection of papers. Three essays deal with… More

Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition

- MacIntyre, Alasdair. Three Rival Versions of Moral Enquiry: Encyclopaedia, Genealogy, and Tradition: Eing Gifford Lectures Delivered in the University of Edinburgh in 1988. London: Duckworth, 1990.  
From the Publisher: “Alasdair MacIntyre—whom Newsweek has called “one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world”—here presents his 1988 Gifford Lectures as an expansion of his earlier work Whose Justice? Which… More

“The Just War Theory in the Work of Saint Augustine”

- Lenihan, David. “The Just War Theory in the Work of Saint Augustine.” Augustinian Studies, Vol. 19 (1988), pp. 37-70.  
Abstract: “While accepting the morality of military service, per se, Augustine condems private violence of any sort and forbids libidinous violence while in military service. Augustine’s approach to the morality of military service is subjective,… More

“Augustine on the Origin and Progress of Evil”

- Burns, Patout. “Augustine on the Origin and Progress of Evil.” Journal of Religious Ethics, Vol.   16 (1988), pp. 9-27
Abstract: “Augustine distinguished apparent evil, conflict and corruption among bodies from true evil, the self-initiated corruption of created spirits. Angels and humans fail to maintain the perfection of knowledge and love given by God and then turn… More

Christian Love and Just War: Moral Paradox and Political Life in St. Augustine and his Modern Interpreters

- Stevenson, William. Christian Love and Just War: Moral Paradox and Political Life in St. Augustine and his Modern Interpreters. Macon: Mercer University Press, 1987.  
Excerpt: “Politics will, to the end of history, be an area where conscience and power meet, where the ethical and coercive factors of human life will interpenetrate and work out their tentative and uneasy compromises.‎”

“St. Augustine” in History of Political Philosophy

- Fortin, Ernest L. . “St. Augustine” in History of Political Philosophy. 3rd ed. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1987, pp. 176-205.  
From the Publisher: “This volume provides an unequaled introduction to the thought of chief contributors to the Western tradition of political philosophy from classical Greek antiquity to the twentieth century. Written by specialists on the various… More

“Augustine’s Political Realism”

- Niebuhr, Reinhold. “Augustine’s Political Realism” in The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr. Ed., Robert McAfee Brown. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.  
From the Publisher: “Theologians, ethicist, and political analyst, Reinhold Neiburh, was a towering figure of twentieth-century religious thought. In this important book, the best of Neiburh’s essays have been brought together for the first time.… More

Augustine

- Chadwick, Henry. Augustine. New York: Oxford University Press, 1986.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine (354-430) had a profound impact on the development of the Christian Church, sparking controversy and influencing the ideas of theologians for over fifteen centuries. His words are still frequently quoted in devotions today… More

“The Elements of St. Augustine’s Just War Theory” by John Langan

- Langan, John. “The Elements of St. Augustine’s Just War Theory.” The Journal of Religious Ethics, Vol. 12 (1984), pp. 19-38.  
Abstract: “St. Augustine’s just war theory involves eight principal elements: a) a punitive conception of war, b) assessment of the evil of war in terms of the moral evil of attitudes and desires, c) a search for authorization for the use of… More

Augustine on Evil

- Evans, Gillian Rosemary. Augustine on Evil. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1982.  
From the Publisher: “Augustine, perhaps the most important and most widely read Father of the Church, first became preoccupied with the problem of evil in his boyhood, and this preoccupation continued throughout his life. Augustine’s ideas about… More

St. Augustine’s Theory of Knowledge: A Contemporary Analysis

- Bubacz, Bruce. St. Augustine’s Theory of Knowledge: A Contemporary Analysis. New York: E. Mellen Press, 1982.  
States that there exists in St. Augustine’s work a unified theory of knowledge, attempts to analyze the individual elements in Augustine’s epistemology and relate them to a unified structure, and relates Augustine’s theory of knowledge to… More

Love and Saint Augustine

- Arendt, Hannah. Love and Saint Augustine. Ed. Joanna Vecchiarelli Scott & Judith Chelius Stark. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.
From the Publisher: “Hannah Arendt began her scholarly career with an exploration of Saint Augustine’s concept of caritas, or neighborly love, written under the direction of Karl Jaspers and the influence of Martin Heidegger. After her German… More

The Problem of Self-Love in St. Augustine

- O’Donovan, Oliver. The Problem of Self-Love in St. Augustine. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980.  
Excerpt: “The primal destruction of man was self-love. There is no one who does not love himself; but one must search for the right love and avoid the warped. Indeed you did not love yourself when you did not love the God who made you. These three… More

“Augustine’s City of God and the Modern Historical Consciousness” by Ernest Fortin

- Fortin, Ernest L. “Augustine’s City of God and the Modern Historical Consciousness.” Review of Politics, Vol. 41 (1979), pp. 323-43.  
Abstract: “Contemporary Augustinian scholarship is distinguished among other ways by its emphasis on Augustine’s alleged contribution to the development of the modern notion of history. Except for a few sporadic references to a possible theology… More

An Introduction to Augustine

- Meagher, Robert. An Introduction to Augustine. New York: New York University Press, 1978.  
From the Publisher: “Saint Augustine was born to a Catholic mother and a pagan father on November 13, 354, at Tagasta, near Algiers. He studied Latin literature and later taught rhetoric in Rome and Milan. He originally joined the Manicheans, a… More

Political Idealism and Christianity in the Thought of St. Augustine by Ernest Fortin

- Fortin, Ernest L. Political Idealism and Christianity in the Thought of St. Augustine. Villanova: Villanova University Press, 1972.  
The late Ernest Fortin discusses the political dimension of Augustine’s thought, and compares it to modern conceptions of politics. Watch Harvey Mansfield of Harvard University discuss the work of Ernest Fortin (and some other contemporaries) here, on… More

Religion and Society in the Age of Saint Augustine

- Brown, Peter. Religion and Society in the Age of Saint Augustine. London: Faber & Faber Ltd., 1972.  
From the Publisher: “Peter Brown, author of the celebrated ‘Augustine of Hippo’, has here gathered together his seminal articles and papers on the rapidly changing world of Saint Augustine. The collection is wide-ranging, dealing with… More

Augustine the Theologian

- TeSelle, Eugene. Augustine the Theologian. New York: Herder and Herder, 1970.  
From the Publisher: “In Augustine the Theologian Eugene Teselle surveys the whole of Augustine’s theological achievement, viewing it not according to the rubrics of later systematic theology, as it is so often viewed, to the detriment of both… More

Saeculum: History and Society in the Theology of Saint Augustine

- Markus, Robert. Saeculum: History and Society in the Theology of Saint Augustine. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970.  
From the Publisher: “In this book Professor Markus’s main concern is with those aspects of Augustine’s thought which help to answer questions about the purpose of human society, and particularly with his reflections on history, society and… More

The Light of the Mind: St. Augustine’s Theory of Knowledge

- Nash, Ronald. The Light of the Mind: St. Augustine’s Theory of Knowledge. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1969.  
From the Publisher: “St. Augustine is not only the bridge that links ancient philosophy and early Christian theology with the thought of the Middle Ages, but one who, in his philosophy and especially in his epistemology, anticipated some of the most… More

“St Augustine’s Attitude to Religious Coercion”

- Brown, Peter. “St Augustine’s Attitude to Religious Coercion.” Journal of Roman Studies, Vol. 54 (1964), pp. 107-16.  
Excerpt: “Augustine had to face the issue of religious coercion throughout his episocpate, and especially in his dealings with the Donatist schism. As far as I know, he is the only writer in the Early Church to discuss the subject at length. He even… More

The Political and Social Ideas of St. Augustine

- Deane, Herbert. The Political and Social Ideas of St. Augustine. New York: Columbia University Press, 1963.  
From the Publisher: “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… More

Christian Attitudes Toward War and Peace

- Bainton, R. Christian Attitudes Toward War and Peace. New York: Abingdon Press, 1960.  
About the Author from the Publisher: “Roland H. Bainton (1894–1984) was born in England and came to the United States in 1902. A recipient of many degrees, Dr. Bainton was a specialist in Reformation history. For many years he was Titus Street… More

“St. Augustine’s City of God: Its Plan and Development”

- Deferrari, Roy & Jerome Keeler. “St. Augustine’s City of God: Its Plan and Development.” American Journal of Philology, Vol. 50 (1929), pp. 109-37.  
Excerpt:   “Many statements have been made by scholars regarding the plan and development of St. Augustine’s City of God, and while they may be said to agree in the main, yet they are sometimes contradictory in details, they are frequently… More

The Political Aspects of Saint Augustine’s City of God

- Figgis, John Neville. The Political Aspects of Saint Augustine’s City of God. London: Longmans,   Green and Co., 1921.  
From the Publisher: “A series of lectures on the political aspects of St. Augustine’s “City of God” by John Neville Figgis. Excerpts: …There are those who are for treating S. Augustine as the typical example of the medieval… More

“The Genesis of St. Augustine’s Idea of Original Sin”

- Bonaiuti, Ernesto. “The Genesis of St. Augustine’s Idea of Original Sin.” Giorgio La Piana, trans. The Harvard Theological Review, Vol. 10 (1917), pp. 159-175.  
Abstract: “The thought of Augustine on the two ethical categories of sin and grace is of great importance in the history of Christian theology. His system of grace and predestination prevailed for many centuries, although not without strong opposition,… More