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City of God

Augustine of Hippo - Author

Henry Bettenson - Translator

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ISBN 9780140448948 | 1184 pages | 06 Jan 2004 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A revised edition of one of the most infuential documents in the development of Christianity

St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo, is one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends worldly politics and will last for eternity, City of God represents a dramatic turning point in the unfolding of Christian doctrine.

The new introduction by Gill Evans examines the text in the light of contemporary Greek and Roman thought and political change. It demonstrates the importance of religious and literary influences on St. Augustine and his significance as a Christian thinker.

  • Includes new introduction, chronology, and bibliography
City of God Chronology
Introduction
Further Reading
Translator's Note
Arrangements and Contents of the City of God
Abbreviations Used in References

Concerning the City of God, Against the Pagans

Part I
Book I
Book II
Book III
Book IV
Book V
Book VI
Book VII
Book VIII
Book IX
Book X

Part II
Book XI
Book XII
Book XIII
Book XIV
Book XV
Book XVI
Book XVII
Book XVIII
Book XIX
Book XX
Book XXI
Book XXII

Index


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