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Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books VIII and IX

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 Civita ... More

Keywords: St. Augustine, western Christianity, Rome, pagans, Christian religion, pagan gods, Platonism, demonology, demons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780856688546
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856688546.001.0001
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