The City of God (Modern Library Series) by Saint Augustine - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Nov 28, 2015
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One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian philosophy, The City of God provides an insightful interpretation of the development of modern Western society and the origin of most Western thought. Contrasting earthly and heavenly...

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ISBN
9780679600879
Publisher
Barnes & Noble
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Age range
18+ Years
Book language
ENG
Pages
912
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PDF, DJVU, DOC, FB3
Quality
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Dimensions
5.70 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.80 (d)
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Some brief overview of this book

One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian philosophy, The City of God provides an insightful interpretation of the development of modern Western society and the origin of most Western thought. Contrasting earthly and heavenly cities—representing the omnipresent struggle between good and evil—Augustine explores human history in its relation to all eternity. In Thomas Mertons words, The City of God is the autobiography of the Church written by the most Catholic of her great saints.

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is a complete and unabridged version of the Marcus Dods translation.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Saint Augustine examines the failure of Roman religion and the flaws in human civilization, thus creating the first Christrian philosophy of history.

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Saint Augustine, a seminal thinker and prolific writer widely regarded as one of the greatest Fathers of the Catholic Church, was born Aurelius Augustinus, a citizen of Rome, on November 13, A.D. 354, in the North African town of Tagaste (today the Algerian village of Souk Ahras). His pagan father, Patricius, was a property owner and minor official; his revered mother, Monnica, was of native Berber descent and a devout Christian. Augustine received a classical Latin education at the local schts.

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition is a complete and unabridged version of the Marcus Dods translation.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Saint Augustine examines the failure of Roman religion and the flaws in human civilization, thus creating the first Christrian philosophy of history.

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