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De Civitate Dei Books III and IV

Augustine and P.G. Walsh

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, Augustine offers a Christian perspective on the growth of Rome, which its pagan apologists attribute to the providential protection of its gods. Book III spotlights both the injustices inflicted and the privations endured by the Romans, thus rebutting such claims. Book IV offers a withering account of the Roman deities, basing its analysis on the r ... More

Keywords: western Christianity, Rome, Romans, Roman history, Roman religion, St. Augustine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780856687594
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856687594.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Augustine, author

P.G. Walsh, editor

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