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Overview Written between 413 and 426 A.D., The City of God is one of the great cornerstones in the history of Christian thought, a book that is vital to the understanding of modern Western society. Augustine originally intended it to be an apology for Christianity against the accusation that the Church was responsible for the decline of the Roman Empire. Indeed, Augustine produced a great amount of evidence to prove that paganism was responsible for this event. However, by the time the work was finished, the book had taken on a larger theme: a cosmic interpretation of history in terms of the conflict between good (the City of God) and evil (the Earthly City). Augustine foresees that, through the will of God, the people of the City of God will eventually win immortality, while those of the Earthly City will suffer destruction.
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Studio: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
Running Time: 999.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.62" Width: 6.57" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Binding MP3 CD
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
ISBN 1433254263 ISBN13 9781433254260
Availability 0 units.
More About Saint Augustine, Bernard Mayes & Marcus Dods
Aurelius Augustinus (354-430), better known as Saint Augustine, was born to poor parents, Patricius and Monica, in the small town of Tagaste in Numidia, North Africa. Despite his mother's pious influence, Augustine embarked on several years of wild living when he began his education at the University of Carthage. During this time, he fathered a child and adopted the Manichean faith, a sect whose followers professed to have received from their founder a higher truth than from Christ. After years of seeking and eventual disillusionment with the Manichean ways, Augustine acknowledged Jesus as Lord during a dramatic garden conversion. He was baptized the following year and became an ascetic--studying the foundations of faith, writing (chiefly against his former sect), and conversing with a group of disciples, first at Rome and then in his native town. During a visit to Hippo near his hometown he entered the priesthood, and in 395 became Bishop of Hippo, an office he held until his death. He is known for his literary accomplishments, chiefly The City of God and The Confessions, as well as for his patient pastoral leadership in the Catholic Church.
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