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Augustine: The City of God Books VIII and IX

Author: Augustine; Peter Walsh
Publisher: 4 Cambridge Street, Liverpool L69 7ZU Liverpool University Press 2013
Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in the history of western Christianity. In these books, written in the aftermath of the sack of Rome in AD 410 by the Goths, Augustine replies to the pagans, who attributed the fall of Rome to the Christian religion and its  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine; Peter Walsh
ISBN: 9781800346451 180034645X
OCLC Number: 1322068109
Description: Online resource (203 pages).
Series Title: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts.
Responsibility: Augustine; Walsh, Peter.

Abstract:

This edition of St Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only one in English to provide a text and translation as well as a detailed commentary of this most influential document in the history of western Christianity. In these books, written in the aftermath of the sack of Rome in AD 410 by the Goths, Augustine replies to the pagans, who attributed the fall of Rome to the Christian religion and its prohibition of the worship of the pagan gods. Before his conversion to Christianity in 386, Augustine had devoted himself to the study of Platonism. In books VIII and IX of De Civitate Dei, Augustine renews his acquaintance with this philosophy, which had played such a fundamental role in his conversion. The main topic of these books is demonology, with Augustine using the De Deo Socratis of Apuleius, which places demons as the intermediaries between gods and men, as the foundation of his exploration into this theme. Augustine is keen to point out the similarities between P...

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