The City of God Paperback

by Saint Augustine;


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The City of God

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Saint Augustine of Hippo is one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and this book is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defense of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and the revelations of the Bible. Pointing the way forward to a citizenship that transcends worldly politics and will last for eternity, this book is one of the most influential documents in the development of Christianity.

One of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian thought, The City of God is vital to an understanding of modern Western society and how it came into being. Begun in A.D. 413, the book’s initial purpose was to refute the charge that Christianity was to blame for the fall of Rome (which had occurred just three years earlier).

Indeed, Augustine produced a wealth of evidence to prove that paganism bore within itself the seeds of its own destruction. However, over the next thirteen years that it took to complete the work, the brilliant ecclesiastic proceeded to his larger theme: a cosmic interpretation of history in terms of the struggle between good and evil. By means of his contrast of the earthly and heavenly cities — the one pagan, self-centered, and contemptuous of God and the other devout, God-centered, and in search of grace — Augustine explored and interpreted human history in relation to eternity.

The City of God by Saint Augustine was published by Hendrickson in March 2009 and is our 8435th best seller. The ISBN for The City of God is 9781598563375.

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Page last updated 29th January 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherHendrickson (March 2009)
Weight1111g
Number of Pages832
Thickness43 mm
Height227 mm
Width152 mm
ISBN9781598563375
ISBN-101598563378
Product Code1802448
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