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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But when daily examples of these things occur before our eyes , though their character is no less marvellous , they seem common after frequent repetition . For example , even from India , a region far distant , there are some things ...
It is He who created the power inherent in stones and other objects , as well as the ingenuity of the men who use that power in marvellous ways ; angelic beings also He created , more powerful than all the living things of earth .
This work of his is so great and marvellous that not only in the case of man - a rational animal , hence more excellent and outstanding than all earthly animals — but even in the case of the tiniest little fly , it fills with amazement ...
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The Culture of Control: Crime and Social Order in Contemporary Society
Rajoitettu esikatselu - 2001