The City of God

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 15, 2010 - Religion - 928 pages
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One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian philosophy, The City of God provides an insightful interpretation of the development of modern Western society and the origin of most Western thought. Contrasting earthly and heavenly cities--representing the omnipresent struggle between good and evil--Augustine explores human history in its relation to all eternity. In Thomas Merton's words, "The City of God is the autobiography of the Church written by the most Catholic of her great saints."

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is a complete and unabridged version of the Marcus Dods translation.


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Contents

world and especially the sack of Rome by the Goths to the Chris
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BOOK XIX
39
of Christ showing that their gods had plunged them into corrup
40
BOOK
74
True God
109
gods to contribute anything to the happiness of the future life
182
BOOK Vlll
243
and others evil
280
the sacred history
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BOOK
521
BOOK XVll
568
B O O K X V ll 1
609
Good and a comparison of these Opinions with the Christian belief
669
and New Testaments
710
objections urged against it
763
and the miracles of the early Church
810

B O O K X
303
gin progress and destinies of the earthly and heavenly cities
345
BOOK
380
BOOK ll
412
gation of man without lust
441
Index of Principal Subjects
869
Commentary
893
Reading Group Guide for The Cig of God
905
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Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, writer, and peace and civil rights activist. Merton's works have had a profound impact on contemporary religious and philosophical thought. He is best known for his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain and New Seeds of Contemplation.

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