Tag: City of God

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

Commentary

  • “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
  • Charter of Christendom: The Significance of The City of God

    - O’Meara, John. Charter of Christendom: The Significance of The City of God. New York: Macmillan Press, 1961.  
  • “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
  • 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • 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
  • “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
  • 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