City of God

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Penguin Books Limited, Nov 27, 2003 - History - 1097 pages
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St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was 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 the best political experiences of the world and offers citizenship that will last for eternity, City of God is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.

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Great writing and great arguments. - Goodreads
Not a good first timers introduction to Augustine. - Goodreads
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I have now read almost 30% of this 1000 page book. It is not an easy read, and is quite different from anything I've read before. I am grateful to the folk who established a Facebook group for reading ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Cairns - Goodreads

It became a religious fantasy at the end. People didn't believe this at the time. I hadn't actually realised Xians believe Christ ascended to heaven in a recomposed body. How do people believe this ... Read full review

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The City of God by Saint Augustine
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The City of God Against The Pagans
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librivox » The City of God, by St. Augustine of Hippo
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Medieval Sourcebook: Augustine of Hippo: The City of God, excerpts
He began writing The City of God in 410, after Alaric and the Vandals had sacked Rome. Many pagans blamed the conversion of the empire to Christianity for ... halsall/ source/ aug-city2.html

Augustine On the Nature of History in The City of God « Loretta’s ...
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The City of God - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Westminster Wisdom: The City of God: St Augustine, Hobbes and ...
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sparknotes: Saint Augustine: The City of God
The first ten books of The City of God, which make up the first part of the work, refute the pagans’ charges that Christians brought about the fall of Rome. ... philosophy/ augustine/ section2.rhtml

CHURCH FATHERS: City of God (St. Augustine)

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St Augustine of Hippo was the great Doctor of the Latin Church. Born in North Africa in AD 354, he was brought up as a Christian and at 16 went to Carthage to finish his education. Until 387, Augustine followed the Manichean religion and founded his own school of rhetoric in Rome. After his baptism, he returned to Africa and lived in the community he formed there until his death in 430. His written output there includes Confessions and City of God, among over 113 books. Henry Bettenson (1908-1979) (translator) was educated at Bristol University and Oriel College, Oxford. He taught Classics for 25 years at Charterhouse 'Documents of the Christian Church' and 'Early Christian Fathers'. Dr Gill Evans (introducer) teaches medieval intellectual history, medieval theology and ecumenical theology in the Faculty of History at Cambridge. She has published widely in this area.

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