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Augustine and politics

Augustine and politics

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Published by Lexington Books in Lanham, MD .
Written in English


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Statementedited by John Doody, Kevin L. Hughes, and Kim Paffenroth.
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LC ClassificationsJC
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 384 p. ;
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22621390M
ISBN 100739110098

The result is a controversial book about one of the world's greatest and most complex thinkers, one whose thought continues to haunt all of Western political philosophy. In making Augustine's thought relevant to the contemporary world Elshtain discusses how, for Augustine, wisdom comes from experiencing fully the ambiguity and division that. Buy Augustine: Political Writings by Augustine, Ernest L. Fortin (Translator), Douglas Kries (Translator) online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop now.

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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 virtue. The result is a controversial book about one of the world's Price: $ Augustine: Political Writings - Ebook written by Augustine. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Augustine: Political Writings.


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The study of Augustine's political teachings has suffered from a history of misreadings, both ancient and modern. It is only in recent years that the traditional lines of 'Augustinian pessimism' have been opened to question.

Scholars have begun to explore the broader lines of Augustine's political thought in his letters and sermons, and thus have been able to place his classic text, The City. Augustine: Political Writings (Hackett Classics) [Augustine, Fortin, Ernest L., Kries, Douglas] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Augustine /5(7). "[This] is a book that does much to rectify the kind of continuous injustice done Augustine by the modern secular world. People who have only a passing acquaintance with Augustine, and judge him mainly by prevailing attitudes, can learn much from Augustine and the Limits of Politics It is an intelligent, warm, and well-informed discussion."Cited by: Studies on Augustine have burgeoned over the past decade, but attention has focused primarily on his writings on philosophy and theology.

Less attention has been given to his political teaching, despite his well-known and influential statements on politics, most notably in his City of collection of essays examines Augustine's corpus with a view to understanding his political thought. Augustine was born in Tagaste, a modest Roman community in a river valley 40 miles (64 km) from the Mediterranean coast in Africa, near the point where the veneer of Roman civilization thinned out in the highlands of ine’s parents were of the respectable class of Roman society, free to live on the work of others, but their means were sometimes straitened.

Political philosophy - Political philosophy - St. Augustine: When Christianity became the predominant creed of the empire under Constantine (converted ) and the sole official religion under Theodosius (–), political philosophy changed profoundly. Augustine’s City of God (–/), written when the empire was under attack by Germanic tribes, sums up and defines a new.

On the city of God against the pagans (Latin: Dē cīvitāte Deī contrā pāgānōs), often called The City of God, is a book of Christian philosophy written in Latin by Augustine of Hippo in the early 5th century 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.

A summary of Part X (Section2) in 's Saint Augustine (A.D. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Saint Augustine (A.D.

–) and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. 3 hours ago  This book provides a detailed exegesis of the analogy between the self and the city in the thought of St. Augustine of Hippo, and supplies an overview of Augustine’s intellectual system as it touches upon theology, ecclesiology, psychology and anthropology, as well as politics.

Augustine's rhetoric destroyed the Donatist appeal, and the commissioner pronounced against the group, beginning a campaign against them. It was not, however, a time of rejoicing for the church. 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 actually considered political life a substantive good that fulfills a human longing for a kind of wholeness. Rather than showing Augustine as supporting the Christian church's Cited by: The best available introduction to the political thought of Augustine, if not to Christian political thought in general.

Included are generous selections from City of God, as well as from many lesser-known writings of Augustine. This book, 'Augustine and Politics', edited by John Doody, Kevin Hughes and Kim Paffenroth, seemed tailor-made to my interests, and I was not disappointed.

The overall arrangement of the book is done in three sections, broadly drawn. The first set of essays looks at 'Human Nature and Virtue in Relation to Politics'.5/5(1). This collection brings together thirty-five letters and sermons of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo from to AD, that deal with political matters.

The letters and sermons are both practical and principled and treat many essential themes in Augustine's thought, including the responsibilities of citizenship, the relationship between the church Cited by: 4. As the middle book of the 13 in the Confessions, Book 7 marks the decisive turning point in Augustine's thought.

Only one piece of narrative interrupts the dense description of Augustine's intellectual processes: the story of the slave child and the rich child born at the same moment, which finally convinces Augustine that astrology is phony. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages ; 23 cm.

Contents: United inwardly by love: Augustine's social ontology / Phillip Cary --Truthfulness as the bond of society / Robert P.

Kennedy --Friendship as personal, social, and theological virtue in Augustine / Kim Paffenroth --Freedom beyond our choosing: Augustine on. As with Augustine, he is braced for the interminable conflicts of world politics, for pressure, tension, and “power politics” are inherent in the nature of things human, and no panacea of human construction, including world government, can eliminate those realities.

ine of Hippo, a Christian Father and philosopher, whose literature has a vast influence on Western Christianity, possessed the founding views on religion and politics.

This paper aims to discuss the similarities and differences between St. Augustine’s and pre-colonial African views of religion and politics, and further explains the. Augustine of Hippo (/ ɔː ˈ ɡ ʌ s t ɪ n /; Latin: Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis; 13 November – 28 August AD), also known as Saint Augustine, was a theologian, philosopher, and the bishop of Hippo Regius in Numidia, Roman North writings influenced the development of Western philosophy and Western Christianity, and he is viewed as one of the most important Church Born: 13 November AD, Thagaste, Numidia.

Description. 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 virtue. The most important voice in political thought throughout the Middle Ages, influencing even St.

Aquinas, was that of St. Augustine. Through excerpts of sermons, letters, and selections from City of God, the 4th-century theologians’ view of the world of man is shown both in its maturity and development. Covering almost pages, the vast majority of it being the words of St.

Augustine, this /5. Augustine and Politics book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. The study of Augustine's political teachings has suffered from a hi 5/5(1).Title: Augustine and Politics [Paperback] By: John Doody(ED.), Kevin L.

Hughes(ED.) & Kim Paffenroth(ED.) Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Lexington Books Publication Date: Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 1 pound 4 ounces ISBN: ISBN Series: Augustine in Conversation Stock No: WWBrand: Lexington Books.