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Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books I and XII

Abstract

This edition of Books I & II of St. Augustine's The City of God (De Civitate Dei) is the only edition 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. It begins with a focus on Augustine, who was the sole bishop of Hippo from 396 to 397 and had achieved cult status a ... More

Keywords: St. Augustine, western Christianity, Rome, pagans, pagan gods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780856687525
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856687525.001.0001
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