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St. Augustine of Hippo : the Christian transformation of political philosophy

Author: R W Dyson
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2005.
Series: Continuum studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"St. Augustine of Hippo was the earliest thinker to develop a distinctively Christian political and social philosophy. He did so mainly from the perspective of Platonism and Stoicism; but by introducing the biblical and Pauline conceptions of sin, grace and predestination he radically transformed the 'classical' understanding of the political. R.W. Dyson's book describes and analyses this 'transformation' in detail  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Aurelius Augustinus
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R W Dyson
ISBN: 082648588X 9780826485885
OCLC Number: 64962867
Description: x, 195 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Sin, Free Will and Grace: The Two Cities --
The State in a Sinful Woild --
Private Property and Slavery --
War and Peace --
Church and State.
Series Title: Continuum studies in philosophy.
Other Titles: Saint Augustine of Hippo
Responsibility: Robert Dyson.
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St Augustine of Hippo was the earliest thinker to develop a distinctively Christian political and social philosophy. To his mind, all States are imperfect. They can provide justice and peace of a  Read more...

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