Augustine: De Civitate Dei X - Aris & Phillips Classical Texts (Hardback)
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Augustine: De Civitate Dei X - Aris & Phillips Classical Texts (Hardback)

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Hardback 145 Pages / Published: 30/09/2014
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This edition of St Augustine'sCity of God 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. Following on from Book IX, this book discusses the issue of demons and their role in Platonism as being partly identical with the lesser gods. Having previously argued that in order to achieve the blessed life, we must worship one true God alone, Augustine now continues his discussion using the celebrated Neoplatonist Porphyry as his main source. Whilst applauding aspects of Porphyry's views, Augustine's main concern is to deliver his message that the sole path to blessedness after death is acknowledgement of the Incarnation and Christ as Mediator. Increasingly concerned with promoting the Christian message, Augustine cites the Bible frequently in book X. Latin text with facing-page translation, introduction and commentary.

Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780856688492
Number of pages: 145
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 218 x 152 x 15 mm

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