The City of God

The City of God


"The human brain can comprehend fact basically by way of pondering, as is apparent from Augustine."
--Saint Thomas Aquinas
Saint Augustine of Hippo is among the principal figures within the heritage of Christianity, and this booklet is considered one of his maximum theological works. Written as an eloquent safety 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 worldly politics and should final for eternity, this ebook is among the such a lot influential records within the improvement of Christianity.
One of the good cornerstones within the heritage of Christian notion, "The urban of God "is very important to an figuring out of recent Western society and the way it got here into being. started in A.D. 413, the book's preliminary function used to be to refute the cost that Christianity used to be in charge for the autumn of Rome (which had happened simply 3 years earlier). certainly, Augustine produced a wealth of proof to turn out that paganism bore inside of itself the seeds of its personal destruction. despite the fact that, over the following 13 years that it took to accomplish the paintings, the bright ecclesiastic proceeded to his higher subject: a cosmic interpretation of historical past when it comes to the fight among strong and evil. by way of his distinction of the earthly and heavenly cities--the one pagan, self-centered, and contemptuous of God and the opposite religious, God-centered, and looking for grace--Augustine explored and interpreted human background in terms of eternity.

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