City of God (Penguin Classics)

City of God (Penguin Classics)


St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was once one of many principal figures within the background of Christianity, and City of God is certainly one of his maximum theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the religion at a time while the Roman Empire used to be close to cave in, it examines the traditional pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way in which ahead to a citizenship that transcends the easiest political studies of the realm and provides citizenship that may final for eternity, City of God is among the so much influential records within the improvement of Christianity.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the best writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes through distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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