Tag: Ancient Rome

Major Works

  • City of God Against the Pagans (427)

    - De Civitate Dei in The City of God Against the Pagans. Trans., R.W. Dyson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1998
    Excerpt: “For to this earthly city belong the enemies against whom I have to defend the city of God. Many of them, indeed, being reclaimed from their ungodly error, have become sufficiently creditable citizens of this city; but many are so inflamed… More
  • The Letters (386-430)

    - Epistulae in the Fathers of the Church, Vols. 12,18, 20, 30, & 32. Trans., W. Parsons. Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
    Excerpt (from Letter 1): “I Would not presume, even in playful discussion, to attack the philosophers of the Academy; for when could the authority of such eminent men fail to move me, did I not believe their views to be widely different from… More


  • “Augustine and Roman Civil Religion: Some Critical Reflections”

    - Fortin, Ernest L. “Augustine and Roman Civil Religion: Some Critical Reflections.” Revue des Etudes Augustiniennes, Vol. 25 (1980), pp. 238-56.
  • 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
  • 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: 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 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
  • “Augustine’s Intellectual Conversion: The Journey from Platonism to Christianity”

    - Cary, Phillip. “Augustine’s Intellectual Conversion: The Journey from Platonism to Christianity." Augustinian Studies, Vol. 42 (2011), pp. 91-95.