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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X An ignis gehennae , si corporalis est , possit malignos spiritus , id est daemones incorporeos , tactu suo adurere . Hic occurrit quaerere : Si non erit ignis incorporalis sicut est animi dolor , sed corporalis , tactu noxius ut eo ...
... videatur mutata fuisse natura , itane Deus omnipotens , qui omnia ipsa creavit elementa , terreno corpori grave pondus auferre non poterit , ut in eodem elemento habitet vivificatum corpus in quo voluerit vivificans spiritus ?
Erit ergo spiritui subdita caro spiritalis , sed tamen caro , non spiritus , sicut carni subditus fuit spiritus ipse carnalis , sed tamen spiritus , Cuius rei habemus experimentum in nostrae poenae deformitate . Non enim secundum carnem ...
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