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The political writings of St. Augustine

Author: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Henry Paolucci; Dino Bigongiari
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Regnery Publishing, [1996] ©1962
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Gateway editionsView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, of Hippo Saint; Henry Paolucci; Dino Bigongiari
ISBN: 0895267047 9780895267047
OCLC Number: 1121419533
Notes: Originally published: Chicago : H. Regnery Co., c1962. With new introduction.
Description: xxiii, 358 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: I. Origins of coercive government --
A. Fallen nature and the two cities --
B. The city of man from Cain to Romulus --
C. True justice : not of this world --
II. The rise and fall of nations --
A. An end to all earthly kingdoms --
B Brief history of the misfortunes of pagan Rome --
C. God's governance and Roman political virtue --
III. Securing the peace of Babylon --
A. Empty dreams and reality --
B. National law and civil right --
C. The "first" war --
IV. Persecution of heretics --
A. Early view : the work of bad men --
B. Later view : compel them to come in --
C. Treatise on the correction of the Donatists --
V. Ecclesiastical intercession in civil affairs --
A. Mercy for heretics : letters to Donatus and Marcellinus --
B. The right of priestly intercession : an exchange of letters with Macedonius, Vicar of Africa --
C. Advice and reproof for a military commander : letters to Count Boniface --
VI. Captivity in Babylon --
A. Power to crucify and power to release --
B. Subject unto the higher powers --
C. By the waters of Babylon --
Appendix. Dino Bigongiari : "the political ideas of St. Augustine."
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by Henry Paolucci ; including an interpretative analysis by Dino Bigongiari.


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