De Civitate Dei contra paganos
Harvard University Press, 1957 - 480 sivua
Augustinus (354?430 CE), son of a pagan, Patricius of Tagaste in North Africa, and his Christian wife Monica, while studying in Africa to become a rhetorician, plunged into a turmoil of philosophical and psychological doubts in search of truth, joining for a time the Manichaean society. He became a teacher of grammar at Tagaste, and lived much under the influence of his mother and his friend Alypius. About 383 he went to Rome and soon after to Milan as a teacher of rhetoric, being now attracted by the philosophy of the Sceptics and of the Neo-Platonists. His studies of Paul's letters with Alypius and the preaching of Bishop Ambrose led in 386 to his rejection of all sensual habits and to his famous conversion from mixed beliefs to Christianity. He returned to Tagaste and there founded a religious community. In 395 or 396 he became Bishop of Hippo, and was henceforth engrossed with duties, writing and controversy. He died at Hippo during the successful siege by the Vandals.
From Augustine's large output the Loeb Classical Library offers that great autobiography the Confessions (in two volumes); On the City of God (seven volumes), which unfolds God's action in the progress of the world's history, and propounds the superiority of Christian beliefs over pagan in adversity; and a selection of Letters which are important for the study of ecclesiastical history and Augustine's relations with other theologians.
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Among these , and the only one now surviving , was the present bishop Aurelius , whom I must mention with due honour . I have often spoken with him about this event as we recalled the marvellous works of God , and I found that he well ...
True glory will be there , where no one will be praised by mistake or by flattery , and true honour will be denied to no one who is worthy , and conferred on no one who is unworthy . Neither will anyone who is unworthy aspire to it ...
violation of Christian women , not a real evil , 1.75–77 . virtues of early Romans brought their reward in victories , honour , and power , II.207 , 317 ; when virtues nurture pride , they must be reckoned as vices rather than virtues ...
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