The Metamorphoses of the City of God

The Metamorphoses of the City of God


  • Release: 2020-10-16
  • Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
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  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 9780813233253
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Étienne Gilson (1884-1978) was a French philosopher and historian of philosophy, as well as a scholar of medieval philosophy. In 1946 he attained the distinction of being elected an Immortal (member) of the Académie française. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1959 and 1964. The appearance of Gilson's Metamorphosis of the City of God, which were originally delivered as lectures at the University of Louvain, Belgium, in the Spring of 1952, coincided with the first steps toward what would become the European Union. The appearance of this English translation coincides with the upheaval of Brexit. Gilson traces the various attempts of thinkers through the centuries to describe Europe's soul and delimit its parts. The Scots, Catalonians, Flemings, and probably others may nod in agreement in Gilson's observation on how odd would be a Europe composed of the political entities that existed two and a half centuries ago. Those who think the European Union has lost its soul may not be comforted by the difficulty thinkers have had over the centuries in defining that soul. Indeed the difficulties that have thus far prevented integrating Turkey into the EU confirm Gilson's description of the conundrum involved even in distinguishing Europe's material components. And yet, the endeavor has succeeded, so that the problem of shared ideals remain inescapable. One wonders which of the thinkers in the succession studied by Gilson might grasp assent and illuminate the EU's path.

Augustine  de Civitate Dei the City of God Books XIII and XIV

Augustine de Civitate Dei the City of God Books XIII and XIV


  • Release: 2017
  • Publisher: Aris and Phillips Classical Te
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  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9780856688775
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After completing the first ten books of De Civitate Dei, in which Augustine sought to refute the claim that pagan deities had ensured that Rome enjoyed unbroken success and prosperity in this life and guaranteed its citizens a blessed life after death, Augustine devoted the remaining twelve books to discuss the origins, development and destiny of the two cities of Babylon and Jerusalem, with the predominant emphasis on the city of God. In this volume, the seventh in Peter Walsh's series, Augustine turns to the problem of death as punishment for the sin of disobedience, resumes his attack on the Platonists and pursues a range of topics which emerge from consideration of Adam's sin. This is the only edition of these books in English which provides not only a text but also a detailed commentary on one of the most influential documents in the history of western Christianity.

The Political Writings of St  Augustine

The Political Writings of St Augustine


  • Release: 1996-09-01
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing
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  • File: PDF, 358 page
  • ISBN: 0895267047
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Here in one concise volume is St. Augustine's brilliant analysis of where faith and politics meet - casting a penetrating light on Roman civilization, the coming Middle Ages, ecclesiastical politics, and some of the most powerful ideas in the Western tradition, including Augustine's famous "just war theory" and his timeless ideas of how men should live in society.

The City of God and the Politics of Crisis

The City of God and the Politics of Crisis


  • Release: 1980
  • Publisher: Praeger
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  • File: PDF, 111 page
  • ISBN: IND:39000002074271
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The inspiration for this book was the predicament of the Union of South Africa, the author's own country. Based on his study of St. Augustine's De Civitate Dei, Brookes has written a book neither wholly theological nor wholly political, considering not South Africa alone, but the world and the individual as well.