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Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books XI and XII$
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Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780856688720

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9780856688720.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Augustine: De Civitate Dei The City of God Books XI and XII
Author(s):
P.G. Walsh
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780856688720.003.0001

This chapter analyses Augustine's Books XI and XII of The City of God, which document the initial phase of the rise of city of God and the city of this world, beginning with the creation of the world and the human race. It examines the claim of the inerracy of scripture, in which God had spoken to the minds of the Old Testament prophets through His Son the Mediator, Jesus Christ. It also talks about Augustine's concern about the historicity of his initial account of the Creation. The chapter turns to the topic of the angels and the city of God that exists in heaven, where the righteous angels dwell with the holy Trinity. It confronts the taxing problem of the revolt of the wicked angels and the foreknowledge of God.

Keywords:   Augustine, The City of God, human race, Creation, Old Testament prophets, Mediator, Jesus Christ, angels

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