9780895267047

The Political Writings of St. Augustine

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  • ISBN13:

    9780895267047

  • ISBN10:

    0895267047

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-12-01
  • Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS

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Summary

Presents an organized, comprehensive view of the saint's controversial ideas on sin, grace, and predestination.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Bibliographical Note
Origins of Coercive Government
Fallen Nature and the Two Citiesp. 1
The City of Man from Cain to Romulusp. 15
True Justice: Not of This Worldp. 28
The Rise and Fall of Nations
An End to All Earthly Kingdomsp. 44
Brief History of the Misfortunes of Pagan Romep. 57
God's Governance and Roman Political Virtuep. 88
Securing the Peace of Babylon
Empty Dreams and Realityp. 118
Natural Law and Civil Rightp. 153
The "Just" Warp. 162
Persecution of Heretics
Early View: The Work of Bad Menp. 184
Later View: Compel Them to Come Inp. 190
Treatise on the Correction of the Donatistsp. 207
Ecclesiastical Intercession in Civil Affairs
Mercy for Heretics: Letters to Donatus and Marcellinusp. 241
The Right of Priestly Intercession: An Exchange of Letters with Macedonius, Vicar of Africap. 252
Advice and Reproof for a Military Commander: Letters to Count Bonifacep. 276
Captivity in Babylon
Power to Crucify and Power to Releasep. 292
Subject unto the Higher Powersp. 305
By the Waters of Babylonp. 317
Dino Bigongiari: "The Political Ideas of St. Augustine"p. 343
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