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


In books I-V of De Civitate Dei, St. Augustine rejects the claim that worship of the pagan gods had brought success in this life, and in books VI-X, the prospect of a happy afterlife. In books XI-XII, Augustine turns from attack to defence, for at this point he initiates his apology for the Christian faith. Books XI and XII document the initial phase of the rise of the two cities, the city of God and the city of this world, beginning with the creation of the world and the human race. In Book XI, Augustine rejects the theories of Aristotle, Plato and the Epicureans on the creation of the univer ... More

Keywords: St. Augustine, pagan gods, afterlife, Christian faith, creation, Satan, holy Trinity, numerology, Christian tradition, western Christianity

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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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