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Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Book V


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 Book V, Augustine searches out and presents an answer to the question which lies behind the earlier books. In spite of the moral bankruptcy of the Roman state, and in spite of the disasters and injustices which have marked her history since the foundation, Rome has extended her imperial sway throughout Europe and the Near East. If the pagan gods have not guided ... More

Keywords: western Christianity, St. Augustine, Rome, fate, God, Roman Empire, providence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780856687983
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856687983.001.0001